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Wednesday December 13, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services

Wednesday December 13, 2017 -  Wednesday January 10, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Prayer Flag Interactive Exhibit  
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   603-766-1725   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Community Prayer Flag Display
December 13 – January 10

Visit the Portsmouth Public Library between December 13 and January 10 to contribute to a prayer flag display in the lobby.

Traditionally, Tibetan prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength and wisdom. Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread good will and compassion for the benefit of all.

This interactive exhibit, created by students at the Gateway Taiji, Qigong and Yoga Studio in Portsmouth, has traveled to Safe Harbour Recovery Center as well as the Rye, Newmarket, and Hampton Public Libraries. Participants are invited to draw, write or sew their wish or prayer for 2018 on a fabric (5” x 7”) square. All materials are provided and as each square is completed, it will be attached to the flag.

View this event on Facebook!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Lobby

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Lap Time for babies 0-24 mo with an adult  
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Free and open to PPL members.

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

Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   9:30 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
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Excel  
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time for ages 2-3 yrs with an adult  
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   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  -  2:40 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Study Room #3
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM All Staff Meeting  
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM PPLP Board Meeting  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Seed Library Meeting  
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Islington Place Condo Association  
    Contact: Janet Doyle   802-598-8760   
   

Annual meeting

    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 December 14, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Room Booked  
    Location: Study Room #3
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time for ages 3-6 yrs with an adult  
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   10:40 AM  -  11:20 AM Room Booked  
    Location: Study Room #3
   11:20 AM  -  12:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Study Room #3
   11:30 AM  -  1:00 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Button Up: Tips to Save Money & Energy  
    Contact: Bert Cohen     bertcohen@comcast.net
   

Handprint Party: Button Up! with SEAREI

Thursday December 14

6:30 – 8:30 PM

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

A typical U.S. family spends at least $2,200 per year on utility bills.

The Bad News: a home with leaky windows, poor insulation, old appliances, or inefficient lighting and heating/cooling systems increases that cost and wastes money.

The Good News: there are low-cost, do-it-yourself actions  you can take to start saving money and energy today!

Join SEAREI (Seacoast Area Renewable Energy Initiative) and members of your community to learn and discuss how you can commit to saving money and creating a more comfortable home and a sustainable planet in 2017!

View this event on Facebook!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Study Room #3
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth Buddhist Center Intro Class  
    Contact: Candradasa   603 531 3951   candradasa@gmail.com
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Association of Portsmouth Taxpayers  
    Contact: Bill St. Laurent   603-436-1378   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Friday December 15, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   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  -  2:30 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 Girl Scouts  
    Contact: Tanna Clews   603-303-8547   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Outlander Ceilidh  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   



Outlander Cèilidh

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

Friday December 15

5:30 – 8:30

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

As we near the holiday season, Portsmouth Public Library will host a magical celebration for fans of Outlander, admirers of Scotland and its cultural traditions, and anyone who likes to dance! Join us for a very special AFTER HOURS Outlander Cèilidh on Friday December 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM!

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

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

  • Green Screen Photobooth
  • Prizes
  • Share a Poem or Song!
  • Color a Celtic Knot
  • And more!

View this event on Facebook!

    Location: Lobby

Saturday December 16, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   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 on the first and third Saturday of every month.

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Lobby
   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  -  12:00 PM Police Training  
    Contact: Erik Widerstrom   603-610-7542   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM *LEGO Builders  
    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 Desey the Reading Dog  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Drop in 11 - Noon every Saturday until December 16.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services

Sunday December 17, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Showing Up for Racial Justice Film: White Like Me  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

Discussion facilitated by Sarah Andrews, SURJ.

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Monday December 18, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Story Time for ages 3-6yrs with an adult  
    Contact: Susan Laun   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   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  -  7:00 PM LGBT Support Group  
    Contact: Tom Kaufhold   603-436-9517   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Lobby

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Sexual Harassment Training  
    Contact: Dianna Fogarty   610-7270   
   

For all employees of the City of Portsmouth

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Times for ages 2-3yrs with an adult  
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Lap Time for babies 0-24 months with an adult  
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Free and open to PPL members.

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

Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   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
   10:40 AM  -  11:20 AM Room Booked  
    Location: Study Room #3
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Sexual Harassment Training  
    Contact: Dianna Fogarty   610-7270   
   

For all employees of the City of Portsmouth

    Location: Levenson Community 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
   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. 

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   7:45 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Study Room #3

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Lap Time for babies 0-24 mo with an adult  
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Free and open to PPL members.

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

Children under 10 must be supervised by their adult.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Excel Charts  
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Hilton Garden 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
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Toddler Time for ages 2-3 yrs with an adult  
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   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 PowerPoint Basics  
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM 3D Design with Tinkercad  
   

 

3D Design: An introduction to basic 3D design using the free web-based software, Tinkercad.  The class will cover creating an account, planning an object in three dimensions, using the basic tools in Tinkercad and creating a specific object. Bonus: Get one free print by taking this class!Prerequisites:

  • Prerequisites: 3D Printing class or familiarity with 3D printers and printing.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

 

 

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Speculative Fiction Book Discussion  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Wednesday December 20 - Tenth of December by George Saunders 

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Location Varies

Thursday December 21, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Fall Reading Challenge  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   msouriol@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Story Time for ages 3-6 yrs with an adult  
    Contact: Susan Laun   766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

Children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult.

Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Supervisors' Meeting  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Thursday December 21, 2017 -  Saturday December 23, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Harry Potter Holiday Marathon  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   6037661711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   


Special Holiday Harry Potter Marathon!

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

Thursday December 21

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

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

Friday December 22

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

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

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

Saturday December 23

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Thursday December 21, 2017
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth Buddhist Center Intro Class  
    Contact: Candradasa   603 531 3951   candradasa@gmail.com
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Friday December 22, 2017
   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  -  2:30 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 December 23, 2017
   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 December 24, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Christmas Eve - Library Closed  

Monday December 25, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Christmas Day - Library Closed  

Tuesday December 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory-Friendly Movie: Descpicable Me 3  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Image result for despicable me 3

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Descpicable Me 3  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Image result for despicable me 3

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie: Descpicable Me 3  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Image result for despicable me 3

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   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 December 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Move & Groove Storytime  
   

Move and Groove to music and books! Open to families of all ages.

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: 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
   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 Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson 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 December 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Red Cross Blood Drive  
    Contact: Diana Post   603-494-0814   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Youth Services
   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
   5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Pro Portsmouth  
    Contact: Barbara Massar   603-433-4398 x3   bmassar@proportsmouth.org
   

Committee meeting

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Friday December 29, 2017
   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  -  2:30 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Leap!  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

Rated PG. 1 hour 29 min.

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

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Saturday December 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Movie & Sing Along: Frozen  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   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 January 1, 2018 -  Friday January 26, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM 3D Design Challenge  
    Contact: PPL 3D Printing Team   603-766-1731   libtech@cityofportsmouth.com
   

3D Design Challenge
January 2018

THE DATES:
Intro to 3D Printing Class | Wednesday December 6, 6 – 7:30 PM | Call 766-1720 to sign up!
Intro to 3D Design Class | Wednesday December 20, 6 – 7:30 PM | Call 766-1720 to sign up!
Challenge | January 1 – January 26
Design Display | January 28 – February 7
Celebration/Awards | Wednesday February 7, 6:30 PM

THE CHALLENGE:
We will release the official challenge January 1, 2018 on our website and Facebook page.  It will be a broad category allowing for practical innovation and flights of fancy.
Submit your design and up to one iteration to tinyurl.com/Ports3D before January 26th.  We’ll print your designs for free and display them in our lobby January 28 - February 7. 

THE JUDGING CATAGORIES:
Participants will enter designs as either Apprentice Level (new designers) or Wizard Level (more experienced designers).  Prizes will be awarded, with entries judged on form, function and a secret rubric, as well as a people’s choice vote.

THE CELEBRATION:
Join us February 7th at 6:30 PM as we celebrate innovation, 3D design and the winners of the judging categories.

GET PREPARED:
New to 3D printing or 3D design? No problem! Join us December 6th, 6-7:30 PM for an introductory 3D printing class and get to know our two 3D printers, or sign up for our introductory 3D design class using Tinkercad to get the basics of design on December 20th, 6 7:30 PM. Call 766-1720 to sign up.

LIBRARY PROGRAM


Tuesday January 2, 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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Sexual Harassment Training  
    Contact: Dianna Fogarty   610-7270   
   

For all employees of the City of Portsmouth

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Port City Makerspace  
    Contact: Chris Wright   207-251-3776   
   

Board meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Wednesday January 3, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Sexual Harassment Training  
    Contact: Dianna Fogarty   610-7270   
   

For all employees of the City of Portsmouth

    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
   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

Thursday January 4, 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

Friday January 5, 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  -  2:30 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 Girl Scouts  
    Contact: Tanna Clews   603-303-8547   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Saturday January 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
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Women of the Word  
    Contact: Margaret Carnahan   603-724-4527   
   

Women's group who is making vision boards

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Monday January 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   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
   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
   5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 18 Congress St. HOA  
    Contact: Jeff Sabin   603-674-2359   
   

Annual meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden 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: Levenson Community 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: Levenson Community Room

Tuesday January 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Great Decisions - Morning Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 9 – February 27

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What is our country’s role in the world? What does human health look like on a global scale? How does the media affect and reflect foreign policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer and Portsmouth Public Library’s director as guides, for the third year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 9 – February 27 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2018:

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

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

This group is free and open to all. Registration is not required. Portsmouth Public Library cardholders are eligible for a free copy of the Great Decisions Briefing Book, 2018 edition. Non-cardholders may purchase a copy of the briefing book from the library for $25, or at greatdecisions.org. Email Steve at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com to be notified when briefing books are available for pickup.

View this event on Facebook!

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
   11:30 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  -  8:30 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: 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  -  8:15 PM Great Decisions - Evening Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 9 – February 27

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What is our country’s role in the world? What does human health look like on a global scale? How does the media affect and reflect foreign policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer and Portsmouth Public Library’s director as guides, for the third year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 9 – February 27 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2018:

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

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

This group is free and open to all. Registration is not required. Portsmouth Public Library cardholders are eligible for a free copy of the Great Decisions Briefing Book, 2018 edition. Non-cardholders may purchase a copy of the briefing book from the library for $25, or at greatdecisions.org. Email Steve at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com to be notified when briefing books are available for pickup.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Wednesday January 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: Hilton Garden Room
   12:45 PM  -  3:00 PM Girl Scouts  
    Contact: Suzy Gagnon     ssgagnon@gmail.com
    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 January 11, 2018
   8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Room Booked  
    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  -  8:00 PM Parkside Condo Association  
    Contact: Frank Firicano   978-857-0934   
   

Board meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Friday January 12, 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  -  2:30 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  -  3:00 PM SATYA  
    Contact: Jeanne Russell   603-498-7299   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Saturday January 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

Tuesday January 16, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Great Decisions - Morning Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 9 – February 27

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What is our country’s role in the world? What does human health look like on a global scale? How does the media affect and reflect foreign policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer and Portsmouth Public Library’s director as guides, for the third year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 9 – February 27 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2018:

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

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

This group is free and open to all. Registration is not required. Portsmouth Public Library cardholders are eligible for a free copy of the Great Decisions Briefing Book, 2018 edition. Non-cardholders may purchase a copy of the briefing book from the library for $25, or at greatdecisions.org. Email Steve at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com to be notified when briefing books are available for pickup.

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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
   11:30 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  -  2:30 PM Sexual Harassment Training  
    Contact: Dianna Fogarty   610-7270   
   

For all employees of the City of Portsmouth

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Helping Families Recognize High-Quality Early Learning Experiences  
    Contact: Sarah Gurry   207-384-6301   
   

A lecture given by Kimberly Turner Nesbitt, PhD to help families be more informed advocates for their children's learning.  This lecture is co-sponsored by University of New Hampshire and Berwick Academy.

Public is invited.

    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Great Decisions - Evening Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 9 – February 27

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What is our country’s role in the world? What does human health look like on a global scale? How does the media affect and reflect foreign policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer and Portsmouth Public Library’s director as guides, for the third year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 9 – February 27 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2018:

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

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

This group is free and open to all. Registration is not required. Portsmouth Public Library cardholders are eligible for a free copy of the Great Decisions Briefing Book, 2018 edition. Non-cardholders may purchase a copy of the briefing book from the library for $25, or at greatdecisions.org. Email Steve at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com to be notified when briefing books are available for pickup.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Wednesday January 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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Thursday January 18, 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Advisory Board  
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

Monthy meeting- bring  a snack to share!

Interested in helping the library and hanging out with other fun teens? If you are 13+ visit our website for an applicaiton or stop by the Youth Services for an application!

 

    Location: Youth Services

Friday January 19, 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  -  2:30 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 Girl Scouts  
    Contact: Tanna Clews   603-303-8547   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Saturday January 20, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  3:00 PM NEYM Racial, Social and Economic Justice  
    Contact: Nur Shoop   207-439-2515   
   

Committee meeting

    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
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop In Draw  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603-766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   


Drop In Draw
Third Saturdays
January – May
10 AM – 1 PM


Do you like to draw? Do you want to practice making art in a welcoming, judgement-free zone? This year, Portsmouth Public Library will host a monthly “Drop In Draw” session in the Levenson Room. Drop in any time between 10 AM and 1 PM on the third Saturday of any month, January – May, to take part.
The library will offer drawing prompts and props for inspiration. We will also host an optional “round robin” figure drawing exercise: sign up to pose for others for a five minute shift! Borrow paper, pencils and colored pencils from us, or bring your own materials. Light refreshments will be offered. This program is FREE and open to people of all ages!

Please note that children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at all times in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Sunday January 21, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Monday January 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   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 January 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Great Decisions - Morning Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 9 – February 27

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What is our country’s role in the world? What does human health look like on a global scale? How does the media affect and reflect foreign policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer and Portsmouth Public Library’s director as guides, for the third year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 9 – February 27 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2018:

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

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

This group is free and open to all. Registration is not required. Portsmouth Public Library cardholders are eligible for a free copy of the Great Decisions Briefing Book, 2018 edition. Non-cardholders may purchase a copy of the briefing book from the library for $25, or at greatdecisions.org. Email Steve at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com to be notified when briefing books are available for pickup.

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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
   11:30 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  -  8:30 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  -  8:15 PM Great Decisions - Evening Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 9 – February 27

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What is our country’s role in the world? What does human health look like on a global scale? How does the media affect and reflect foreign policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer and Portsmouth Public Library’s director as guides, for the third year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 9 – February 27 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2018:

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

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

This group is free and open to all. Registration is not required. Portsmouth Public Library cardholders are eligible for a free copy of the Great Decisions Briefing Book, 2018 edition. Non-cardholders may purchase a copy of the briefing book from the library for $25, or at greatdecisions.org. Email Steve at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com to be notified when briefing books are available for pickup.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Wednesday January 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
   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 January 25, 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 Balfour at 100: a Century of Colonialism in the Middle East  
    Contact: Sandra Yarne   603-436-2424   
   

Seacoast Peace Response presents: Jeff Klein speaking about:

Balfour at 100: a Century of Colonialism in the Middle East

Free and Open to the public.

co-sponsored by the Palestine Education Network and New Hampshire Peace Action

www.seacoastpeaceresponse.org for more information

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Friday January 26, 2018
   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  -  2:30 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 January 27, 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 January 28, 2018 -  Wednesday February 7, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM 3D Design Challenge Display  
    Contact: PPL 3D Printing Team   603-766-1731   libtech@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Come and see our 3D Design Challenge Entries!
January 28 - February 7 2018

See all the entries in our 3D Design Challenge, and vote for your favorite. Then, join us February 7th at 6:30 PM as we celebrate innovation, 3D design and the winners of the judging categories.

LIBRARY PROGRAM


Monday January 29, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   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 January 30, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Great Decisions - Morning Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 9 – February 27

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What is our country’s role in the world? What does human health look like on a global scale? How does the media affect and reflect foreign policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer and Portsmouth Public Library’s director as guides, for the third year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 9 – February 27 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2018:

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

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

This group is free and open to all. Registration is not required. Portsmouth Public Library cardholders are eligible for a free copy of the Great Decisions Briefing Book, 2018 edition. Non-cardholders may purchase a copy of the briefing book from the library for $25, or at greatdecisions.org. Email Steve at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com to be notified when briefing books are available for pickup.

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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
   11:30 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Great Decisions - Evening Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 9 – February 27

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What is our country’s role in the world? What does human health look like on a global scale? How does the media affect and reflect foreign policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer and Portsmouth Public Library’s director as guides, for the third year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 9 – February 27 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2018:

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

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

This group is free and open to all. Registration is not required. Portsmouth Public Library cardholders are eligible for a free copy of the Great Decisions Briefing Book, 2018 edition. Non-cardholders may purchase a copy of the briefing book from the library for $25, or at greatdecisions.org. Email Steve at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com to be notified when briefing books are available for pickup.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Wednesday January 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Thursday February 1, 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
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Berwick Academy  
    Contact: Stephanie Caswell   207-384-6396   scaswell@berwickacademy.org
   

State of the school.  Meeting to provide general school updates to the parents.  

Open to parents and teacher of Berwick Academy.

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Friday February 2, 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  -  2:30 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 February 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

Sunday February 4, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net

Monday February 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   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 February 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Great Decisions - Morning Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 9 – February 27

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What is our country’s role in the world? What does human health look like on a global scale? How does the media affect and reflect foreign policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer and Portsmouth Public Library’s director as guides, for the third year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 9 – February 27 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2018:

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

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

This group is free and open to all. Registration is not required. Portsmouth Public Library cardholders are eligible for a free copy of the Great Decisions Briefing Book, 2018 edition. Non-cardholders may purchase a copy of the briefing book from the library for $25, or at greatdecisions.org. Email Steve at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com to be notified when briefing books are available for pickup.

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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
   11:30 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
   1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Great Decisions - Evening Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 9 – February 27

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What is our country’s role in the world? What does human health look like on a global scale? How does the media affect and reflect foreign policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer and Portsmouth Public Library’s director as guides, for the third year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 9 – February 27 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2018:

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

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

This group is free and open to all. Registration is not required. Portsmouth Public Library cardholders are eligible for a free copy of the Great Decisions Briefing Book, 2018 edition. Non-cardholders may purchase a copy of the briefing book from the library for $25, or at greatdecisions.org. Email Steve at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com to be notified when briefing books are available for pickup.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Wednesday February 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: Hilton Garden Room
   12:45 PM  -  3:00 PM Girl Scouts  
    Contact: Suzy Gagnon     ssgagnon@gmail.com
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad book group  
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 3D Design Challenge Celebration  
    Contact: PPL 3D Printing Team   603-766-1731   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

3D Design Challenge Celebration
Wednesday February 7
6:30 PM

Awards ceremony for the library's first 3D Design Challenge, and vote for your favorite. Come and celebrate innovation, 3D design and the winners of the judging categories!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Thursday February 8, 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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Parkside Condo Association  
    Contact: Frank Firicano   978-857-0934   
   

Board meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Berwick Academy  
    Contact: Sarah Gurry   207-384-6301   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Friday February 9, 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  -  2:30 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 February 10, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM First Time Homebuyers Seminar  
    Contact: Renee Woodard   603-766-3129   
   

Sponsored by The Housing Partnership.

Open to the public

    Location: Levenson Community 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 February 11, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM J-street lecture  
    Contact: Judy Ulman   603-501-0139   
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Monday February 12, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   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
   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
   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 February 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Great Decisions - Morning Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 9 – February 27

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What is our country’s role in the world? What does human health look like on a global scale? How does the media affect and reflect foreign policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer and Portsmouth Public Library’s director as guides, for the third year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 9 – February 27 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2018:

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

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

This group is free and open to all. Registration is not required. Portsmouth Public Library cardholders are eligible for a free copy of the Great Decisions Briefing Book, 2018 edition. Non-cardholders may purchase a copy of the briefing book from the library for $25, or at greatdecisions.org. Email Steve at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com to be notified when briefing books are available for pickup.

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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
   11:30 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
   1:30 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   5:30 PM  -  8:30 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Great Decisions - Evening Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 9 – February 27

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What is our country’s role in the world? What does human health look like on a global scale? How does the media affect and reflect foreign policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer and Portsmouth Public Library’s director as guides, for the third year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 9 – February 27 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2018:

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

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

This group is free and open to all. Registration is not required. Portsmouth Public Library cardholders are eligible for a free copy of the Great Decisions Briefing Book, 2018 edition. Non-cardholders may purchase a copy of the briefing book from the library for $25, or at greatdecisions.org. Email Steve at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com to be notified when briefing books are available for pickup.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Wednesday February 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad book group  
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
    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 February 15, 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 February 16, 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  -  2:30 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 February 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
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop In Draw  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603-766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   


Drop In Draw
Third Saturdays
January – May
10 AM – 1 PM


Do you like to draw? Do you want to practice making art in a welcoming, judgement-free zone? This year, Portsmouth Public Library will host a monthly “Drop In Draw” session in the Levenson Room. Drop in any time between 10 AM and 1 PM on the third Saturday of any month, January – May, to take part.
The library will offer drawing prompts and props for inspiration. We will also host an optional “round robin” figure drawing exercise: sign up to pose for others for a five minute shift! Borrow paper, pencils and colored pencils from us, or bring your own materials. Light refreshments will be offered. This program is FREE and open to people of all ages!

Please note that children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at all times in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Sunday February 18, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Room

Tuesday February 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Great Decisions - Morning Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 9 – February 27

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What is our country’s role in the world? What does human health look like on a global scale? How does the media affect and reflect foreign policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer and Portsmouth Public Library’s director as guides, for the third year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 9 – February 27 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2018:

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

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

This group is free and open to all. Registration is not required. Portsmouth Public Library cardholders are eligible for a free copy of the Great Decisions Briefing Book, 2018 edition. Non-cardholders may purchase a copy of the briefing book from the library for $25, or at greatdecisions.org. Email Steve at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com to be notified when briefing books are available for pickup.

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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
   11:30 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
   1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Great Decisions - Evening Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 9 – February 27

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What is our country’s role in the world? What does human health look like on a global scale? How does the media affect and reflect foreign policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer and Portsmouth Public Library’s director as guides, for the third year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 9 – February 27 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2018:

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

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

This group is free and open to all. Registration is not required. Portsmouth Public Library cardholders are eligible for a free copy of the Great Decisions Briefing Book, 2018 edition. Non-cardholders may purchase a copy of the briefing book from the library for $25, or at greatdecisions.org. Email Steve at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com to be notified when briefing books are available for pickup.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Wednesday February 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad book group  
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Thursday February 22, 2018
   8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Room Booked  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Friday February 23, 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  -  2:30 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 February 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Sunday February 25, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net

Monday February 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   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 February 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Great Decisions - Morning Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 9 – February 27

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What is our country’s role in the world? What does human health look like on a global scale? How does the media affect and reflect foreign policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer and Portsmouth Public Library’s director as guides, for the third year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 9 – February 27 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2018:

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

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

This group is free and open to all. Registration is not required. Portsmouth Public Library cardholders are eligible for a free copy of the Great Decisions Briefing Book, 2018 edition. Non-cardholders may purchase a copy of the briefing book from the library for $25, or at greatdecisions.org. Email Steve at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com to be notified when briefing books are available for pickup.

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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
   11:30 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
   1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   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  -  8:15 PM Great Decisions - Evening Group  
    Contact: Steve Butzel     skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Foreign Policy Discussion Group

8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 9 – February 27

10:00 - 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM

What is our country’s role in the world? What does human health look like on a global scale? How does the media affect and reflect foreign policy?

If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer and Portsmouth Public Library’s director as guides, for the third year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.

This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 9 – February 27 in the Levenson Community Room.

This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2018:

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

Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.

This group is free and open to all. Registration is not required. Portsmouth Public Library cardholders are eligible for a free copy of the Great Decisions Briefing Book, 2018 edition. Non-cardholders may purchase a copy of the briefing book from the library for $25, or at greatdecisions.org. Email Steve at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com to be notified when briefing books are available for pickup.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Wednesday February 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad book group  
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
    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 March 1, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Saturday March 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

Sunday March 4, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net

Monday March 5, 2018
   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
   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 March 6, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Wednesday March 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad book group  
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Thursday March 8, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Saturday March 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
   10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Sunday March 11, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Monday March 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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
   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
   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 March 13, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   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 March 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad book group  
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Thursday March 15, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Saturday March 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
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop In Draw  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603-766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   


Drop In Draw
Third Saturdays
January – May
10 AM – 1 PM


Do you like to draw? Do you want to practice making art in a welcoming, judgement-free zone? This year, Portsmouth Public Library will host a monthly “Drop In Draw” session in the Levenson Room. Drop in any time between 10 AM and 1 PM on the third Saturday of any month, January – May, to take part.
The library will offer drawing prompts and props for inspiration. We will also host an optional “round robin” figure drawing exercise: sign up to pose for others for a five minute shift! Borrow paper, pencils and colored pencils from us, or bring your own materials. Light refreshments will be offered. This program is FREE and open to people of all ages!

Please note that children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at all times in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Sunday March 18, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Room

Monday March 19, 2018
   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
   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 March 20, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community 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 March 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad book group  
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Thursday March 22, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Saturday March 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Sunday March 25, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net

Monday March 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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
   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 March 27, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   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 March 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
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad book group  
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
    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 March 29, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Friday March 30, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM New test event Jan 1  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Saturday March 31, 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Sunday April 1, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net

Monday April 2, 2018
   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
   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 April 3, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net

Wednesday April 4, 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad book group  
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Saturday April 7, 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Sunday April 8, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Local History - SS William H Machen  
    Location: Levenson Room

Monday April 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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
   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
   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 April 10, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   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 April 11, 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad book group  
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Saturday April 14, 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 April 15, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Room

Monday April 16, 2018
   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
   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 April 17, 2018
   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 April 18, 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 April 21, 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  -  1:00 PM Drop In Draw  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603-766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   


Drop In Draw
Third Saturdays
January – May
10 AM – 1 PM


Do you like to draw? Do you want to practice making art in a welcoming, judgement-free zone? This year, Portsmouth Public Library will host a monthly “Drop In Draw” session in the Levenson Room. Drop in any time between 10 AM and 1 PM on the third Saturday of any month, January – May, to take part.
The library will offer drawing prompts and props for inspiration. We will also host an optional “round robin” figure drawing exercise: sign up to pose for others for a five minute shift! Borrow paper, pencils and colored pencils from us, or bring your own materials. Light refreshments will be offered. This program is FREE and open to people of all ages!

Please note that children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at all times in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Monday April 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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
   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 April 24, 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 April 25, 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
   6:30 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

Friday April 27, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM City Council Set up  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Saturday April 28, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM City Council Meeting  
    Location: Levenson Community 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 April 30, 2018
   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
   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 May 2, 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

Friday May 4, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Saturday May 5, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community 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 May 6, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Monday May 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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 May 8, 2018
   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 May 9, 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
   6:30 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  

Saturday May 12, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community 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 May 14, 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 May 15, 2018
   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 May 16, 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Saturday May 19, 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  -  1:00 PM Drop In Draw  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603-766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   


Drop In Draw
Third Saturdays
January – May
10 AM – 1 PM


Do you like to draw? Do you want to practice making art in a welcoming, judgement-free zone? This year, Portsmouth Public Library will host a monthly “Drop In Draw” session in the Levenson Room. Drop in any time between 10 AM and 1 PM on the third Saturday of any month, January – May, to take part.
The library will offer drawing prompts and props for inspiration. We will also host an optional “round robin” figure drawing exercise: sign up to pose for others for a five minute shift! Borrow paper, pencils and colored pencils from us, or bring your own materials. Light refreshments will be offered. This program is FREE and open to people of all ages!

Please note that children under 10 must be supervised by an adult at all times in the library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Sunday May 20, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Monday May 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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 May 22, 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 May 23, 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: Hilton Garden Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Lobby
   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 May 24, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Friday May 25, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Lobby

Wednesday May 30, 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

Saturday June 2, 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 June 4, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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 June 6, 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

Saturday June 9, 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

Monday June 11, 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 June 12, 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 June 13, 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
   6:30 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

Saturday June 16, 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 June 18, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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 June 19, 2018
   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 June 20, 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 June 23, 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 June 25, 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 June 26, 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 June 27, 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
   6:30 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

Saturday June 30, 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 July 3, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM testing  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Saturday July 7, 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 July 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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 July 10, 2018
   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 July 11, 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
   6:30 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

Saturday July 14, 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 July 16, 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 July 17, 2018
   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 July 18, 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 July 21, 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 July 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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 July 24, 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 July 25, 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
   6:30 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

Saturday July 28, 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 July 30, 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

Wednesday August 1, 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

Saturday August 4, 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 August 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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 August 8, 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
   6:30 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

Saturday August 11, 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 August 13, 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 August 14, 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 August 15, 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 August 18, 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 August 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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
   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 August 22, 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
   6:30 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

Saturday August 25, 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 August 27, 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 August 28, 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 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

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

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
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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
   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
   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

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

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
   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

Saturday September 22, 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 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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
   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

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

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

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

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
   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

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
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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
   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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 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

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
   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
   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

Saturday October 27, 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 October 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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

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

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
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Tuesday November 13, 2018
   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
   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

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

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
   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
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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
   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

Saturday December 1, 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 December 2, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Monday December 3, 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

Wednesday December 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

Saturday December 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 December 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Memoir Writing Group  
    Contact: Bob James     rajames21@gmail.com
   

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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 December 11, 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 December 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
   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

Saturday December 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

Monday December 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 December 18, 2018
   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 December 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
   2:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Saturday December 22, 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

Wednesday December 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

Saturday December 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

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