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Tuesday February 6, 2018 -  Saturday March 3, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  9:00 PM Seacoast Camera Club Exhibit  
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   603-866-1725   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Exhibit: Seacoast Camera Club
February 6 – March 3
Reception: Tuesday February 13, 6 – 8:30 PM
Portsmouth Public Library

The Seacoast Camera Club's 2018 Print Exhibition will be on display in the Levenson Room of the Portsmouth Public Library from February 6 to March 3. The prints are the work of members of the Seacoast Camera Club, based in Portsmouth, NH.

A reception will be held Tuesday February 13, 6 – 8:30 PM in the Levenson Room. The public is invited to meet the artists, learn more about the club, and enjoy their work. The reception will also feature a talk by photographer Scott Faiia.

Scott Faiia spent 28 years in Asia, nine years in East Africa, three years in the Caribbean and three years in Egypt. His serious interest in photography developed as a means to interact with the diverse people and cultures he encountered in his work. In many ways this interaction, and the possibility of capturing through photography the hope and beauty he encountered, was a counterbalance to the grim realities he grappled with in his relief and development work.

The mission of the Seacoast Camera Club is to serve members by encouraging development of photographic skills through education, by exhibitions of photographic accomplishments, and by friendship with others who share a love of photography. The Club also shares its talents with individuals and organizations in the community.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Friday February 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM MS OneNote  
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Kablam! After School Activities  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

A lounge setting geared for upper elementary and middle school kids. Activities may vary from Friday to Friday. May include board games, cards, craft, movie or more kablammy things!

Children under 10 must be supervised by their adults.
Please call ahead in case of changes.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Sustainability Alliance  
    Contact: Steve Butzel   603-766-1710   
    Location: Hilton Garden 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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Read to Chloe  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Chloe loves kids and is trained to be a good listener while they read to her. She will be in the Children's Room with her human, Michael. She's looking forward to meeting you and hearing you read a story to her!

Drop in 11 - Noon on Saturdays.

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
   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Family Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Come join us for stories, songs, dancing, and fingerplays on Saturday for a family storytime.  Suggested ages 2-6 accompanied by an adult!

Free and open to PPL members.
Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Call ahead in case of changes.  Programs may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room

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

AARP Tax Aide
February 4 - April 15
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 / Tuesdays 1:30 - 6:30

DIAL 2-1-1 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. 

This service is offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring the following, if applicable:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

For further information visit nhtaxhelp.org or aarp.org/taxaide.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Black Heritage Trail of NH - Tea Talk  
   

"Ain’t I a Woman"

“In the wake of Democrat Doug Jones’ victory in the Alabama special election, Black women again became icons, trapped in a cycle of ennoblement, flattening, and dehumanization.”

Black women and girls have continually been on the front lines of progressive change movements, using their voices and stories to mobilize intersectional coalitions to dismantle oppressive systems. Yet, they are routinely portrayed in television and film as sassy, neck-rolling harpies with major attitude problems. Black women say these depictions have real world consequences in their lives and careers.

Presenters:

  • Delia Konzett, Professor of English, University of New Hampshire
  • Courtney Marshall, Instructor in English, Philips Exeter Academy
  • Professor Aria Halliday
  • Professor Kabria Baumgartner

Presented by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire in partnership with the Portsmouth Public Library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Monday February 26, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM International knitting group  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   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  -  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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM MS Publisher  
   

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

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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Arts in Reach  
    Contact: Mary-Jo Monusky   603-433-4278   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth Republicans  
    Contact: Sue Polidura   603-431-3177   
   

Special presentation

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Tuesday February 27, 2018
   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
   10:00 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  -  11:15 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
   11:20 AM  -  12:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Study Room #3
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Spanish Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   1:30 PM  -  6:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   

AARP Tax Aide
February 4 - April 15
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 / Tuesdays 1:30 - 6:30

DIAL 2-1-1 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. 

This service is offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring the following, if applicable:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

For further information visit nhtaxhelp.org or aarp.org/taxaide.

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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Speculative Fiction Book Club  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603-766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

PPL's Speculative Fiction Book Club will meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 7 PM. Location to be determined. 

All are welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out at the library, or at the meeting, with your PPL card.

February 27 - Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

By 2025, global warming, pollution, racial and ethnic tensions and other ills have precipitated a worldwide decline. Lauren Olamina, a young black woman, flees when the “paints” overrun her community, heading north with thousands of other refugees seeking a better life. Lauren suffers from “hyperempathy,'' a genetic condition that causes her to experience the pain of others as viscerally as her own—a heavy liability in this future world of cruelty and hunger.

LIBRARY PROGRAM


Wednesday February 28, 2018
   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  -  3:00 PM Technology classes at PPL & Device Help  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Staff training: Koha reports  
    Contact: Sarah Cornell     
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Draft Wetlands Rules  
    Contact: Mary Ann Tilton   603-271-2929   maryann.tilton@des.nh.gov
   

Meeting presented  by the NH Department of Environmental Services.

Open to the Public

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad Reading and Discussion Group  
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
   

Has the road to “homecoming” and adjustment back to civilian life been harder and longer than you expected? As a spouse or family member, have you struggled with changes created by deployment and homecoming? Please join us for a weekly reading and discussion group for veterans, family members & friends of veterans.

The ancient tale of Odysseus’ epic 10-year journey home from the Trojan War has much to tell us about the challenges of homecoming for today’s veterans, their families, and friends. The Odyssey reveals timeless and universal truths about trauma, duty and honor, personal sacrifice, life at home, and readjustment. Veterans, current service members, family members, and friends are invited to attend this 10-week reading and discussion group co-led by a veteran, clinician, and literature facilitator. Free copies of the book will be provided to participants at the first session.

This group is planned and led by NH Humanities, and the Library is proud to partner with them! For more information, visit http://www.nhhumanities.org/veterans. To register for this group, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Thursday March 1, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM 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
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Gundalow Company  
    Contact: Matthew Glenn   617-875-6352   
   

Gundalow Volunteer Navigation Night

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Documentary Film: Alice's Ordinary People  
    Contact: Heather Armitage   603-766-1732   hearmitage@cityofportsmouth.com
   


 

Alice’s Ordinary People
Documentary Film Screening
with Filmmaker Craig Dudnick

Films at Portsmouth Public Library are free and open to all. Light refreshments are served.

At this very special screening, learn the story of activisit Alice Tregay and talk with Craig Dudnick, maker of the film Alice’s Ordinary People!

This film honors the selfless activists of the Chicago Freedom Movement. Alice Tregay’s life story reads like a history of the civil rights movement. Early on she fought the “Willis Wagons.” The second class structures were built to relieve overcrowding in those Chicago schools which served the African American community. Their very existence perpetuated segregation.


In 1966, Dr. King came to Chicago. Alice and her husband James Tregay marched with him, often at great personal risk. It was at this time that Dr. King joined the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and the Reverend James Bevel to form Operation Breadbasket. Breadbasket fought racism on many fronts, but its main task was jobs for African Americans, particularly from those businesses drawing profits from the African American community.

Under the leadership of Reverend Jackson, the months that Alice and her “ordinary people” spent picketing led to real change. But it was through her Political Education class that Alice had her most significant impact. Over a four year period, thousands were trained to work in independent political campaigns. This new force was integral to the re-election of Ralph Metcalf to Congress (this time as an independent democrat), to the election of Harold Washington, mayor, and to making Barack Obama, our first African American President.

Alice’s contribution is unique in American history!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Friday March 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Movie: Coco  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Disney.Pixar's extraordinary adventure, a boy who dreams of becoming a great musician embarks on a journey to uncover the mysteries behind his ancestor's stories and traditions.

Rated PG

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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 Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Family Movie: Coco  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

In Disney.Pixar's extraordinary adventure, a boy who dreams of becoming a great musician embarks on a journey to uncover the mysteries behind his ancestor's stories and traditions.

Rated PG

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Saturday March 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Drop-in  
    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 Women of the Word  
    Contact: Margaret Carnahan   603-724-4527   
   

Sponsored by the Portsmouth Believers Church. Making blankets for Project Linus.

Open to the public

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Read to Chloe  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Chloe loves kids and is trained to be a good listener while they read to her. She will be in the Children's Room with her human, Michael. She's looking forward to meeting you and hearing you read a story to her!

Drop in 11 - Noon on Saturdays.

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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MacIntosh Condo Assn  
    Contact: Deborah Toutinho   617-913-3405   
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Sunday March 4, 2018
   12:00 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
   

AARP Tax Aide
February 4 - April 15
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 / Tuesdays 1:30 - 6:30

DIAL 2-1-1 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. 

This service is offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring the following, if applicable:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

For further information visit nhtaxhelp.org or aarp.org/taxaide.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Monday March 5, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM International knitting group  
    Location: Hilton Garden 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth Little League  
    Contact: Kathie Lynch   603-396-8651   
   

Coach meeting.  Planning for 2018 and first aid review

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Tuesday March 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Cornerstone VNA Bereavement Group  
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo     NNicolazzo@cornstonevna.org
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:30 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  -  6:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   

AARP Tax Aide
February 4 - April 15
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 / Tuesdays 1:30 - 6:30

DIAL 2-1-1 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. 

This service is offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring the following, if applicable:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

For further information visit nhtaxhelp.org or aarp.org/taxaide.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Our Stolen Future: A Scientific Detective Story  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603-766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   



Our Stolen Future: A Scientific Detective Story
Tuesday March 6 | 6:30 PM

Rachel Carson’s seminal 1962 book Silent Spring was an urgent warning about the dangers of manmade pesticides. In many respects, Our Stolen Future by Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski and John Peterson Myers in 1997, was a sequel. Our Stolen Future reviewed a large and growing body of scientific evidence linking manmade chemicals to aberrant sexual development and behavioral and reproductive problems and other human diseases. Since 1997, reports in leading medical journals point ominously to hormone-disrupting chemicals’ effects on our fertility – on our children. These chemicals are categorically referred to as endocrine disrupters.

In this interactive presentation, UNH’s Dr. Stacia A. Sower will review this research and the effects of endocrine disrupters on the marine environment and its inhabitants, including frogs and fish. Learn how these organisms can act as our “canary in the coal mine” and indicate the effects of chemicals on humans who consume and use the same water. Dr. Sower will also discuss perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), detected during the Pease Tradeport water investigation. She will make ample time for a Q & A!

Dr. Stacia A. Sower has an extensive research background in molecular and biochemical endocrinology and neuroendocrinology. Her work integrates a system approach that includes multidisciplinary, comparative, genomics, neuroendocrine, physiological, biochemical and molecular studies. Dr. Sower serves as the Director of the Center for Molecular and Comparative Endocrinology at the University of New Hampshire. She has received 18 awards and honors and has published 182 refereed articles. In 2012 she was named an American Association for Advancement of Science Fellow.

View this event on Facebook!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Study Room #3

Wednesday March 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked  
    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
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Weekly Meditation  
   

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad Reading and Discussion Group  
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
   

Has the road to “homecoming” and adjustment back to civilian life been harder and longer than you expected? As a spouse or family member, have you struggled with changes created by deployment and homecoming? Please join us for a weekly reading and discussion group for veterans, family members & friends of veterans.

The ancient tale of Odysseus’ epic 10-year journey home from the Trojan War has much to tell us about the challenges of homecoming for today’s veterans, their families, and friends. The Odyssey reveals timeless and universal truths about trauma, duty and honor, personal sacrifice, life at home, and readjustment. Veterans, current service members, family members, and friends are invited to attend this 10-week reading and discussion group co-led by a veteran, clinician, and literature facilitator. Free copies of the book will be provided to participants at the first session.

This group is planned and led by NH Humanities, and the Library is proud to partner with them! For more information, visit http://www.nhhumanities.org/veterans. To register for this group, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Resistance Seacoast  
    Contact: Mac McAbee   207-337-2602   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Storytellers  
    Contact: Debra Ballou   603-749-9634   
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Thursday March 8, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  5:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Staff training: Koha reports  
    Location: Hilton Garden 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  -  8:30 PM Gender Revolution  
    Contact: Karen Morgan   603-978-5887   
   

Film and discussion sponsored by South Church Unitarian.

Public is invited.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Parents Group  
    Contact: Andrea St. John   603-502-2322   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Friday March 9, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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 Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Brownies  
    Contact: Tamma Clews   603-303-8547   
    Location: Hilton Garden 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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Read to Chloe  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Chloe loves kids and is trained to be a good listener while they read to her. She will be in the Children's Room with her human, Michael. She's looking forward to meeting you and hearing you read a story to her!

Drop in 11 - Noon on Saturdays.

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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Drag Queen Story Hour  
    Contact: Andrew Houldsworth   603-766-1740   awhouldsworth@cityofportsmouth.com
   

DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR!!!

Join us for an hour of entertainment with two fabulous queens!

Bunny Wonderland and Rita Fluxx will be reading storybooks, leading us in a dance, and helping everyone become queens and kings and maybe empresses? Either way, we'll be making crowns, too!

Geared towards ages 2-8, this is a children's event, and all children no matter the age are welcome to participate. Seating will be available for parents and guardians as well!

Any questions? Contact us at Youth Services! Number and email listed at the top.

    Location: Levenson Room

Sunday March 11, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   

AARP Tax Aide
February 4 - April 15
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 / Tuesdays 1:30 - 6:30

DIAL 2-1-1 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. 

This service is offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring the following, if applicable:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

For further information visit nhtaxhelp.org or aarp.org/taxaide.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Black Heritage Trail of NH - Tea Talk  
   

"I Can’t Breathe: Musings from a New Generation of New Hampshirites"

When we mark down our history through a form of memorialization, we not only ensure that we will not forget the person or event paid tribute to, but that our future generations will have this knowledge as well. Hear from a group of young New Hampshire residents about their journey to self-discovery as ‘people of color’ in a state often described as “lilly white.”  

Presented by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire in partnerhip with the Portsmouth Public Library.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Monday March 12, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM International knitting group  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   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. 

March 12 - My Wish List by Gregoire Delacourt

The melancholy protagonist of Delacourt’s novel, the first by this French author to be published in English, has the chance to answer a perennial hypothetical question, “What would you do if you won the lottery?” Jocelyne, a 47-year-old shop owner, knitting blogger, and empty nester in Arras, France, wrestles with how to spend her €18.5 million jackpot… This dark fable about how money changes everything, and nothing, was a bestseller in France, and the aching need for comfort, safety and love that it describes is universal… 

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
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Public meeting re: Piscataqua River Bridge  
    Contact: Deb Stanhope   207-624-3446   
   

Sponsored by DOT

    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. 

March 12 - My Wish List by Gregoire Delacourt

The melancholy protagonist of Delacourt’s novel, the first by this French author to be published in English, has the chance to answer a perennial hypothetical question, “What would you do if you won the lottery?” Jocelyne, a 47-year-old shop owner, knitting blogger, and empty nester in Arras, France, wrestles with how to spend her €18.5 million jackpot… This dark fable about how money changes everything, and nothing, was a bestseller in France, and the aching need for comfort, safety and love that it describes is universal… 

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Tuesday March 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Cornerstone VNA Bereavement Group  
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo     NNicolazzo@cornstonevna.org
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:30 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  -  6:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   

AARP Tax Aide
February 4 - April 15
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 / Tuesdays 1:30 - 6:30

DIAL 2-1-1 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. 

This service is offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring the following, if applicable:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

For further information visit nhtaxhelp.org or aarp.org/taxaide.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden 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 meet every other month on the second Tuesday, from 6:30 - 8:30 PM in the library. Each meeting has a theme, and includes a potluck where attendees bring dishes cooked from books within that theme and then discuss the book and theme.Each meeting is free-standing, with no required commitment, so register for the meetings that interest you.


This month's topic: Cooking for special diets.Whether for health, religious or other reasons, you may be cooking for yourself, your family or your guests based on diets with special requirements. Let's look at cookbooks that introduce great options for meals that are Gluten-free, Vegan, Kosher, or best for people with Diabetes or other health issues.

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  -  11:00 AM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked  
    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
   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 Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad Reading and Discussion Group  
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
   

Has the road to “homecoming” and adjustment back to civilian life been harder and longer than you expected? As a spouse or family member, have you struggled with changes created by deployment and homecoming? Please join us for a weekly reading and discussion group for veterans, family members & friends of veterans.

The ancient tale of Odysseus’ epic 10-year journey home from the Trojan War has much to tell us about the challenges of homecoming for today’s veterans, their families, and friends. The Odyssey reveals timeless and universal truths about trauma, duty and honor, personal sacrifice, life at home, and readjustment. Veterans, current service members, family members, and friends are invited to attend this 10-week reading and discussion group co-led by a veteran, clinician, and literature facilitator. Free copies of the book will be provided to participants at the first session.

This group is planned and led by NH Humanities, and the Library is proud to partner with them! For more information, visit http://www.nhhumanities.org/veterans. To register for this group, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM End of Life Series  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton     lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

A Good Life, A Good Death
March – May

You’ve made a good life. Now plan for a good death! In cooperation with Hospice Help Foundation, a nonprofit providing financial assistance to hospice patients, and the Portsmouth Regional Hospital, the Portsmouth Public Library will host a workshop series titled A Good Life, A Good Death in March, April and May. One Wednesday per month, at 6:30 PM, these programs will help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and lay the groundwork for a good death.

Part 1: Being Mortal
Wednesday March 14, 6:30 – 8 PM
Shown in conjunction with Beacon Hospice

Please join us for a special screening of the groundbreaking PBS special based upon Atul Gawande’s best-selling book. The movie explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life, and shows how doctors — himself included — are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients. Followed by a Q&A session with a panel of end of life specialists.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Thursday March 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chinese Language Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Village Advisory Committee  
    Contact: Kathy Rockwood   603-427-8907   
   

Citizens of Portsmouth are invited to attend a meeting at the Portsmouth Public Library to introduce the concept of a “Village”.  Begun fifteen years ago in Boston, the Village movement has spread across the country.  Today, there are over 200 active villages and nearly 150 more in development.   A “village” is a membership organization, run by its members that actively supports the concept of “aging in place” - offering activities, services and resources that make that possible and appealing. 

 

This is our first presentation in Portsmouth.  Members of the local Advisory Committee will also answer your questions and listen to your ideas as we work toward developing a program that will work in our unique town.  Feel free to bring a friend.

 

Please RSVP if you plan to attend, and let us know if you need a ride.

 

village@agequest.com

Phone – 603-334-6565

Village Website – event registration – https://engagingaging.helpfulvillage.com

 

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Monthly Meeting  
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Join the Teen Advisory Board for its monthly meeting.  We'll start planning for summer reading program and our next events.

March 15, 2018

6:30-:730pm

Teen Room

Interested in joing TAB? If you are 13 yrs+ email Mollie or Andrew!

    Location: Youth Services
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth Little League  
    Contact: Kathie Lynch   603-396-8651   kathielynch@hotmail.com
   

Coach training - public is welcome.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Portsmouth Taxpayers  
    Contact: Bill St. Laurent   603-436-1378   billstl60@aol.com
   

Open to the Public.

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Friday March 16, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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 Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Saturday March 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Drop-in  
    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  -  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
   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 Read to Chloe  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Chloe loves kids and is trained to be a good listener while they read to her. She will be in the Children's Room with her human, Michael. She's looking forward to meeting you and hearing you read a story to her!

Drop in 11 - Noon on Saturdays.

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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Girl Scout Troop 51015  
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   603-502-8082   
   

Pinewood Derby car making.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Sunday March 18, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   

AARP Tax Aide
February 4 - April 15
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 / Tuesdays 1:30 - 6:30

DIAL 2-1-1 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. 

This service is offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring the following, if applicable:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

For further information visit nhtaxhelp.org or aarp.org/taxaide.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Genealogy Workshop: Trace Your Native Ancestors  
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   603-766-1725   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Presented by the library’s Special Collections staff and members of the Ranger Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), these events are free, open to the public, and appropriate for all levels of interest and experience. We hope you will join us on the third Sunday each winter month.

Using Colony and State Records to Trace Your Native Ancestors in New England
with Cheryll Toney Holley
Sunday, March 18 |
2 – 4 PM | Levenson Room

Cheryll Toney Holley is the current chief of the Hassanamisco band of the Nipmuc Nation, a Native American tribe recognized by the state of Massachusetts. She is a co-founder and the director of the Nipmuc Indian Development Corporation, focused on Native Community Development. She is also the director of the Hassanamisco Indian Museum in Grafton, Massachusetts. Between 1998 and 2008, Cheryl Toney Holley served on the Massachusetts Commission on Indian Affairs and in her current role as proprietor of PastTense Genealogy, works to connect New England’s descendants of communities of color. Holley is regionally known as a historian specializing in Native American and African American genealogies and is a sought after speaker and panelist.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM NHAA Painter's  
    Contact: John LeCours   978-482-5650   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Monday March 19, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM International knitting group  
    Location: Hilton Garden 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: Levenson Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth College Women's Club  
    Contact: Mary   401-369-0671   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Tuesday March 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Cornerstone VNA Bereavement Group  
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo     NNicolazzo@cornstonevna.org
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:30 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  -  6:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   

AARP Tax Aide
February 4 - April 15
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 / Tuesdays 1:30 - 6:30

DIAL 2-1-1 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. 

This service is offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring the following, if applicable:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

For further information visit nhtaxhelp.org or aarp.org/taxaide.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Showing Up For Racial Justice Film: Light in the Shadows  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603-766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Showing Up For Racial Justice Film Series
January – March 2018

This 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.

The Way Home: Women Talking About Race in America
Sunday January 21 | 2 – 4:30 PM
In this 2007 film, sixty-four women representing a cross-section of cultures (Indigenous, African-American, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian, European-American, Jewish, Latina, and Multiracial) came together to share their experience of racism in America. With uncommon courage, the women speak their hearts and minds about resistance, love, assimilation, standards of beauty, power, school experiences, and more. Their candid conversations offer rare access into multi- dimensional worlds invisible to outsiders. Discussion facilitated by the Southern Maine chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice.
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Light in the Shadows
Tuesday March 20 | 6:30 – 9 PM
A 2017 follow up to The Way Home, Light in the Shadows is a frank conversation about race among ten women who participated in the original film. These American women of Indigenous, African, Arab/Middle Eastern, European, Jewish, Asian, Latina and Mixed Race descent, use authentic dialogue to crack open a critical door of consciousness. What lies behind it is a perspective on race that is often unseen/ unnoticed within the dominant culture. With clear language, open hearts and a willingness to engage – even when it gets hard – these women travel over roads that demonstrate why valuable discourse on race is so laden with emotion, distrust and misunderstanding. Discussion facilitated by the Southern Maine chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice.
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LIBRARY EVENT

    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. 

March 20 - Tribe by Sebastian Junger

National Magazine Award–winning journalist Junger meditates on tribal sentiment, how it aids “loyalty and belonging and the eternal human quest for meaning,” and how the disappearance of this sentiment has had toxic consequences for modern societies… In the present day, the close interdependence of a tribal lifestyle and its shared resources are things Westerners only experience in combat situations and disasters.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Wednesday March 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked  
    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
   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 Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Babysitter Training Grades 5-8  
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan    603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Babysitter Training for Grades 5-8

Wednesdays March 21, 28 April 4, 11 6-8:15 and Saturday April 14 2-3pm

This 5 week 4-H Babysitter Certification Course, we will cover:

  • Business of Babysitting
  • Safety and basic first aid
  • Ages and Stages of Child Development
  • Essentials for being a Certified Babysitter

Attendance at all 5 sessions is MANDATORY. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 766-1740 to sign up.

With questions please contact Mollie 766-1740 or memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com

This program is Free and Open to all PPL cardholders in grades 5-8.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

 

 

 

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad Reading and Discussion Group  
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
   

Has the road to “homecoming” and adjustment back to civilian life been harder and longer than you expected? As a spouse or family member, have you struggled with changes created by deployment and homecoming? Please join us for a weekly reading and discussion group for veterans, family members & friends of veterans.

The ancient tale of Odysseus’ epic 10-year journey home from the Trojan War has much to tell us about the challenges of homecoming for today’s veterans, their families, and friends. The Odyssey reveals timeless and universal truths about trauma, duty and honor, personal sacrifice, life at home, and readjustment. Veterans, current service members, family members, and friends are invited to attend this 10-week reading and discussion group co-led by a veteran, clinician, and literature facilitator. Free copies of the book will be provided to participants at the first session.

This group is planned and led by NH Humanities, and the Library is proud to partner with them! For more information, visit http://www.nhhumanities.org/veterans. To register for this group, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Voices from the Heart  
    Contact: Jamie Wandzilak     jwandzil@gmail.com
   

jwandzil@gmail.com

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Thursday March 22, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM NH Coastal Adaption Workgroup  
    Contact: Peter Britz   603-610-7215   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Food Solutions New England  
    Contact: Michell Fox   603-862-8564   
   

Network Leadership Institute planning session

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden 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  -  8:00 PM Public meeting re: Closing Turnpike exit  
    Contact: Eric Eby   603-766-1415   
   

Potential closing of exit at Echo Ave and Farm Lane.

Public meeting

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth Little League  
    Contact: Kathie Lynch   603-396-8651   kathielynch@hotmail.com
   

Coach training - public is welcome.

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Friday March 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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 Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Brownies  
    Contact: Tamma Clews   603-303-8547   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Fort Night  
    Contact: Youth Services   603-766-1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Family Fort Night!

Come camp in at the library after hours! Build your own reading fort with your family!  Hear a bedtime story during a mini story time while you enjoy a snack.

Wear your pj's if you wish and bring your own fort materials like blankets/tablecloths/sheets and flashlight. We will have some supplies as well.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Saturday March 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM NH Satsang  
    Contact: Marsha Foster   603-749-6531   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Trending Portsmouth  
    Contact: Esther Kennedy   828-3209   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Craft Buffet  
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   603-766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Craft Buffet

Saturday March 24th Drop in 10-3

Our spring cleaning is your crafting extravaganza! We'll put all sorts of mixed crafting supplies for you to let your imagination soar.

All ages welcome!

Free and open to the public.

Please call ahead for any changes.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Services
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Read to Chloe  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Chloe loves kids and is trained to be a good listener while they read to her. She will be in the Children's Room with her human, Michael. She's looking forward to meeting you and hearing you read a story to her!

Drop in 11 - Noon on Saturdays.

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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Libertarian Party of the Seacoast  
    Contact: Brian McQuade   856-503-7594   
   

Annual convention

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Organic Gardening  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton     lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Organic Gardening
Three Week Course | Saturdays 2 – 4 PM
March 24, March 31, April 7

Portsmouth Public Library presents a comprehensive organic gardening course presented by an experienced teacher and commercial vegetable grower. This is a six hour course taught in weekly, two hour sessions, to be held Saturdays March 24, March 31, and April 7 from 2 – 4 PM.

FREE and open to the public. Please call 766-1720 to register.

The course will included practical tips on: how to create a new garden; soil preparation; seed starting; planting techniques; cultural techniques during the growing season (such as watering, fertilizing, and pest and weed control); how plants and soil interact; succession planting; planting multiple crops in the same space at the same time; how to compost; crop rotation; cover cropping; and mycorrhizobials.

There also will be discussions about our existing industrial food production system, including pesticides, genetically modified seeds, seed labeling & supplier concentration, globalization & famine, organic certification, and regulatory capture.

The instructor is Vincent Cirasole from Rochester. He has taught physical education and organic gardening in New York before relocating to the Granite State in 2013. He also is a Master Gardener, a commercial vegetable grower, and an organic growing enthusiast. Over a period of years, he has developed this course which has proven to be fascinating and popular with students. Cirasole has recently written a book entitled, How to Grow a Vegetable Garden that Cannot Fail.

Registration is required. Please call 766-1720 to register.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

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

AARP Tax Aide
February 4 - April 15
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 / Tuesdays 1:30 - 6:30

DIAL 2-1-1 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. 

This service is offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring the following, if applicable:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

For further information visit nhtaxhelp.org or aarp.org/taxaide.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Guitar Sundays: Robert Bekkers  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603-766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Guitar Sundays: Live Guitar Performances
at Portsmouth Public Library & Portsmouth Music and Arts Center
Sundays, 3 PM

This spring, the Portsmouth Public Library and PMAC (Portsmouth Music and Arts Center), in association with the Boston Classical Guitar Society, will continue their series of live guitar performances called Guitar Sundays. These free concerts will be held at 3 PM on the first Sunday of the month, alternating locations between the Levenson Room at the Portsmouth Public Library and the Haas Family Gallery and Recital Hall at PMAC.

Drawing from a rich selection of guitar talent from both New Hampshire and the greater Boston area, the series of recitals will highlight the versatility and range of the guitar from classical to jazz to acoustic.

March 25 @ Portsmouth Public Library

Robert Bekkers, Classical Guitar

Born near Eindhoven, Netherlands, Robert Bekkers earned his performing and teaching degrees (Bachelor and Master of Music) at the Conservatory of Maastricht. During the seven years there, he won a scholarship to study contemporary music with Angelo Gilardino in Italy. He has performed in master classes for internationally-known guitarists such as David Russell and Pepe Romero. After his education Robert developed his career as a soloist and chamber musician, playing with orchestras, choirs, and giving solo recitals. Currently he is completing his Doctor in Musical Arts (DMA) in classical guitar at the New England Conservatory under Eliot Fisk. For more information, visit dutchguitar.com.

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LIBRARY EVENT

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Monday March 26, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM International knitting group  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   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
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Arts in Reach  
    Contact: Mary-Jo Monusky   603-433-4278   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Tuesday March 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Cornerstone VNA Bereavement Group  
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo     NNicolazzo@cornstonevna.org
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   11:30 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  -  6:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   

AARP Tax Aide
February 4 - April 15
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 / Tuesdays 1:30 - 6:30

DIAL 2-1-1 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. 

This service is offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring the following, if applicable:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

For further information visit nhtaxhelp.org or aarp.org/taxaide.

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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Voices from the heart  
    Contact: Claudia Ravin   603-601-6434   claudia.ravin@gmail.com
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Speculative Fiction Book Club  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603-766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

PPL's Speculative Fiction Book Club will meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 7 PM. Location to be determined. 

All are welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out at the library, or at the meeting, with your PPL card.

March 27 - Contact by Carl Sagan

Who could be better qualified than the author of the highly successful Cosmos to turn the possibility of extraterrestrial intelligence, and humankind's first contact with it, into imaginative reality? A worldwide system of radio telescopes, in the charge of brilliant astrophysicist Ellie Arroway, picks up a “Message” from outer space. Ellie is instrumental in decoding the message and building the “Machine” for which it gives instructions.

LIBRARY PROGRAM


Wednesday March 28, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked  
    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
   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 Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Babysitter Training Grades 5-8  
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Babysitter Training for Grades 5-8

Wednesdays March 21, 28 April 4, 11 6-8:15 and Saturday April 14 2-3pm

This 5 week 4-H Babysitter Certification Course, we will cover:

  • Business of Babysitting
  • Safety and basic first aid
  • Ages and Stages of Child Development
  • Essentials for being a Certified Babysitter

Attendance at all 5 sessions is MANDATORY. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 766-1740 to sign up.

With questions please contact Mollie 766-1740 or memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com

This program is Free and Open to all PPL cardholders in grades 5-8.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad Reading and Discussion Group  
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
   

Has the road to “homecoming” and adjustment back to civilian life been harder and longer than you expected? As a spouse or family member, have you struggled with changes created by deployment and homecoming? Please join us for a weekly reading and discussion group for veterans, family members & friends of veterans.

The ancient tale of Odysseus’ epic 10-year journey home from the Trojan War has much to tell us about the challenges of homecoming for today’s veterans, their families, and friends. The Odyssey reveals timeless and universal truths about trauma, duty and honor, personal sacrifice, life at home, and readjustment. Veterans, current service members, family members, and friends are invited to attend this 10-week reading and discussion group co-led by a veteran, clinician, and literature facilitator. Free copies of the book will be provided to participants at the first session.

This group is planned and led by NH Humanities, and the Library is proud to partner with them! For more information, visit http://www.nhhumanities.org/veterans. To register for this group, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth at War 1943  
    Contact: Sue Polidura     spolidura@aol.com
   

An interactive presentation of images of Portsmouth in 1943.  Presented  by Keene State College (deRochemont collection)

Public is invited.

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Thursday March 29, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  2:30 PM Piscataqua Region Estuaries Project  
    Contact: Rachel Roubard   603-862-3729   
   

Management Committee Meeting

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden 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  -  7:00 PM PMS PTA  
    Contact: Kathleen Slover   603-433-4013   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Women and Healing  
    Contact: Karen Blass   603-475-4473   
   

Sponsored by Connections Peer Support Center

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Trustees Meeting  
    Contact: Steve Butzel     
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Friday March 30, 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
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM good Friday  
    Location: Location Varies

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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Read to Chloe  
    Contact: Youth Services   603.766.1740   sdlaun@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Chloe loves kids and is trained to be a good listener while they read to her. She will be in the Children's Room with her human, Michael. She's looking forward to meeting you and hearing you read a story to her!

Drop in 11 - Noon on Saturdays.

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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Organic Gardening  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton     lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Organic Gardening
Three Week Course | Saturdays 2 – 4 PM
March 24, March 31, April 7

Portsmouth Public Library presents a comprehensive organic gardening course presented by an experienced teacher and commercial vegetable grower. This is a six hour course taught in weekly, two hour sessions, to be held Saturdays March 24, March 31, and April 7 from 2 – 4 PM.

FREE and open to the public. Please call 766-1720 to register.

The course will included practical tips on: how to create a new garden; soil preparation; seed starting; planting techniques; cultural techniques during the growing season (such as watering, fertilizing, and pest and weed control); how plants and soil interact; succession planting; planting multiple crops in the same space at the same time; how to compost; crop rotation; cover cropping; and mycorrhizobials.

There also will be discussions about our existing industrial food production system, including pesticides, genetically modified seeds, seed labeling & supplier concentration, globalization & famine, organic certification, and regulatory capture.

The instructor is Vincent Cirasole from Rochester. He has taught physical education and organic gardening in New York before relocating to the Granite State in 2013. He also is a Master Gardener, a commercial vegetable grower, and an organic growing enthusiast. Over a period of years, he has developed this course which has proven to be fascinating and popular with students. Cirasole has recently written a book entitled, How to Grow a Vegetable Garden that Cannot Fail.

Registration is required. Please call 766-1720 to register.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

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

AARP Tax Aide
February 4 - April 15
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 / Tuesdays 1:30 - 6:30

DIAL 2-1-1 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. 

This service is offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring the following, if applicable:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

For further information visit nhtaxhelp.org or aarp.org/taxaide.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Monday April 2, 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth Little League  
    Contact: Kathie Lynch   603-396-8651   
   

Orientation and parents workshop on positive parenting around sports.

Public is invited

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Tuesday April 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Cornerstone VNA Bereavement Group  
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo     NNicolazzo@cornstonevna.org
    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  -  6:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   

AARP Tax Aide
February 4 - April 15
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 / Tuesdays 1:30 - 6:30

DIAL 2-1-1 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. 

This service is offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring the following, if applicable:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

For further information visit nhtaxhelp.org or aarp.org/taxaide.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

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
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Babysitter Training Grades 5-8  
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Babysitter Training for Grades 5-8

Wednesdays March 21, 28 April 4, 11 6-8:15 and Saturday April 14 2-3pm

This 5 week 4-H Babysitter Certification Course, we will cover:

  • Business of Babysitting
  • Safety and basic first aid
  • Ages and Stages of Child Development
  • Essentials for being a Certified Babysitter

Attendance at all 5 sessions is MANDATORY. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 766-1740 to sign up.

With questions please contact Mollie 766-1740 or memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com

This program is Free and Open to all PPL cardholders in grades 5-8.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad Reading and Discussion Group  
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
   

Has the road to “homecoming” and adjustment back to civilian life been harder and longer than you expected? As a spouse or family member, have you struggled with changes created by deployment and homecoming? Please join us for a weekly reading and discussion group for veterans, family members & friends of veterans.

The ancient tale of Odysseus’ epic 10-year journey home from the Trojan War has much to tell us about the challenges of homecoming for today’s veterans, their families, and friends. The Odyssey reveals timeless and universal truths about trauma, duty and honor, personal sacrifice, life at home, and readjustment. Veterans, current service members, family members, and friends are invited to attend this 10-week reading and discussion group co-led by a veteran, clinician, and literature facilitator. Free copies of the book will be provided to participants at the first session.

This group is planned and led by NH Humanities, and the Library is proud to partner with them! For more information, visit http://www.nhhumanities.org/veterans. To register for this group, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Storytellers  
    Contact: Debra Ballou   603-749-9634   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Thursday April 5, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Medicare Workshop  
    Contact: Marie Brownell   603-437-1992   marie@brownellinsurance.com
   

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

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   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 Medicare Workshop  
    Contact: Marie Brownell   603-437-1992   marie@brownellinsurance.com
   

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

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation  
    Contact: Jamie Wandzilak   603-431-0260   jwandzil@gmail.com
   

Screening of documentary "Straws" with discussion to follow. 

Public is invited.

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Friday April 6, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rockingham County Bar Association  
    Contact: Henry Quillen   6032941591   hquillen@whatleykallas.com
   

Continuing Legal Education.  Presentation on Social Meda, Ethics and cybersecurity.

Public is invited.

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Brownies  
    Contact: Tamma Clews   603-303-8547   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Saturday April 7, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM PMAC  
    Contact: Michael Dailey   603-512-9627   
   

Board meeting

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Letting Go as a Path to Prosperity  
    Contact: Avi Magidoff   603-531-3130   
   

Buddhist approaches to a happy life.  Sponsored by the Portsmouth Mindfulness Community.

Public is invited.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Drop-in  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Organic Gardening  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton     lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Organic Gardening
Three Week Course | Saturdays 2 – 4 PM
March 24, March 31, April 7

Portsmouth Public Library presents a comprehensive organic gardening course presented by an experienced teacher and commercial vegetable grower. This is a six hour course taught in weekly, two hour sessions, to be held Saturdays March 24, March 31, and April 7 from 2 – 4 PM.

FREE and open to the public. Please call 766-1720 to register.

The course will included practical tips on: how to create a new garden; soil preparation; seed starting; planting techniques; cultural techniques during the growing season (such as watering, fertilizing, and pest and weed control); how plants and soil interact; succession planting; planting multiple crops in the same space at the same time; how to compost; crop rotation; cover cropping; and mycorrhizobials.

There also will be discussions about our existing industrial food production system, including pesticides, genetically modified seeds, seed labeling & supplier concentration, globalization & famine, organic certification, and regulatory capture.

The instructor is Vincent Cirasole from Rochester. He has taught physical education and organic gardening in New York before relocating to the Granite State in 2013. He also is a Master Gardener, a commercial vegetable grower, and an organic growing enthusiast. Over a period of years, he has developed this course which has proven to be fascinating and popular with students. Cirasole has recently written a book entitled, How to Grow a Vegetable Garden that Cannot Fail.

Registration is required. Please call 766-1720 to register.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Sunday April 8, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   

AARP Tax Aide
February 4 - April 15
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 / Tuesdays 1:30 - 6:30

DIAL 2-1-1 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. 

This service is offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring the following, if applicable:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

For further information visit nhtaxhelp.org or aarp.org/taxaide.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Local History - SS William H Machen  
    Location: Levenson Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Guitar Sundays: Harvey Reid  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603-766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Guitar Sundays: Live Guitar Performances
at Portsmouth Public Library & Portsmouth Music and Arts Center
Sundays, 3 PM

This spring, the Portsmouth Public Library and PMAC (Portsmouth Music and Arts Center), in association with the Boston Classical Guitar Society, will continue their series of live guitar performances called Guitar Sundays. These free concerts will be held at 3 PM on the first Sunday of the month, alternating locations between the Levenson Room at the Portsmouth Public Library and the Haas Family Gallery and Recital Hall at PMAC.

Drawing from a rich selection of guitar talent from both New Hampshire and the greater Boston area, the series of recitals will highlight the versatility and range of the guitar from classical to jazz to acoustic.

April 8 @ PMAC
Harvey Reid, Acoustic Guitar

Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music educator Harvey Reid has honed his craft since the 1970's in countless clubs, festivals, street corners, cafes, schools and concert halls across the nation. He has been called a "giant of the steel strings" and "one of the true treasures of American acoustic music," and is considered to be one of the modern masters and innovators of the acoustic guitar, autoharp and 6-string banjo. He has absorbed a vast repertoire of American contemporary and roots music and woven it into his own colorful, personal and distinctive style. Find out more at woodpecker.com.

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LIBRARY EVENT

    Location: Portsmouth Music and Arts Center

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
   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. 

April 9 - La's Orchestra Saves the World by A. McCall-Smith

Set mainly during WWII in England, this quiet story about a woman who makes a new life for herself falls short of bestseller Smith's best work. After La Stone's husband leaves her for another woman in France, La retreats to a small cottage in Suffolk given to her by her mortified in-laws. The isolation and peacefulness suit La, who joins the Women's Land Army soon after the outbreak of war. When Feliks Dabrowski, an attractive Polish ex-pat, is assigned to the same farm where La is assisting with chores, La is attracted to him, despite her suspicions that Feliks hasn't been fully truthful about his past…

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
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Growers Association  
    Contact: Nancy Clayburgh   6034753037   
   

Board meeting followed by membership meeting.

    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. 

April 9 - La's Orchestra Saves the World by A. McCall-Smith

Set mainly during WWII in England, this quiet story about a woman who makes a new life for herself falls short of bestseller Smith's best work. After La Stone's husband leaves her for another woman in France, La retreats to a small cottage in Suffolk given to her by her mortified in-laws. The isolation and peacefulness suit La, who joins the Women's Land Army soon after the outbreak of war. When Feliks Dabrowski, an attractive Polish ex-pat, is assigned to the same farm where La is assisting with chores, La is attracted to him, despite her suspicions that Feliks hasn't been fully truthful about his past…

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Tuesday April 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Cornerstone VNA Bereavement Group  
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo     NNicolazzo@cornstonevna.org
    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  -  6:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   

AARP Tax Aide
February 4 - April 15
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 / Tuesdays 1:30 - 6:30

DIAL 2-1-1 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. 

This service is offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring the following, if applicable:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

For further information visit nhtaxhelp.org or aarp.org/taxaide.

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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ISHA  
    Contact: Amy Richards   608-213-1528   
   

Annual General meeting.

    Location: Levenson Community 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
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Babysitter Training Grades 5-8  
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Babysitter Training for Grades 5-8

Wednesdays March 21, 28 April 4, 11 6-8:15 and Saturday April 14 2-3pm

This 5 week 4-H Babysitter Certification Course, we will cover:

  • Business of Babysitting
  • Safety and basic first aid
  • Ages and Stages of Child Development
  • Essentials for being a Certified Babysitter

Attendance at all 5 sessions is MANDATORY. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 766-1740 to sign up.

With questions please contact Mollie 766-1740 or memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com

This program is Free and Open to all PPL cardholders in grades 5-8.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM From Troy to Baghdad Reading and Discussion Group  
    Contact: Kathy Mathis     kmathis@nhhumanities.org
   

Has the road to “homecoming” and adjustment back to civilian life been harder and longer than you expected? As a spouse or family member, have you struggled with changes created by deployment and homecoming? Please join us for a weekly reading and discussion group for veterans, family members & friends of veterans.

The ancient tale of Odysseus’ epic 10-year journey home from the Trojan War has much to tell us about the challenges of homecoming for today’s veterans, their families, and friends. The Odyssey reveals timeless and universal truths about trauma, duty and honor, personal sacrifice, life at home, and readjustment. Veterans, current service members, family members, and friends are invited to attend this 10-week reading and discussion group co-led by a veteran, clinician, and literature facilitator. Free copies of the book will be provided to participants at the first session.

This group is planned and led by NH Humanities, and the Library is proud to partner with them! For more information, visit http://www.nhhumanities.org/veterans. To register for this group, click here.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM End of Life Series  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton     lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

A Good Life, A Good Death
March – May

You’ve made a good life. Now plan for a good death! In cooperation with Hospice Help Foundation, a nonprofit providing financial assistance to hospice patients, and the Portsmouth Regional Hospital, the Portsmouth Public Library will host a workshop series titled A Good Life, A Good Death in March, April and May. One Wednesday per month, at 6:30 PM, these programs will help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and lay the groundwork for a good death.

Part 2: Demystifying Advance Care Planning
Wednesday April 11, 6:30 – 8 PM
Presented by Kate Swenson MSN RN CHPN CNL M.Ed

Join us to understand the nuances of Advance Directives and the importance of having “the conversation.” Do you have someone to make decisions for you in the event that you can’t? Do you know what you would want for end of life care? Do your loved ones know what you would want? Kate Swenson, Palliative Care nurse at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital, has seen families struggle to make critical health care decisions on behalf of a loved one during crisis. She now works with community health care providers to better educate the public and help people make sense of the process. She will guide a discussion and there will be an opportunity for you to fill out your own Advance Directives under the guidance of professionals, and a notary public available to make them official.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Thursday April 12, 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 Therapists night out  
    Contact: Jane Zill   4981844   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Parents Group  
    Contact: Andrea St. John   603-502-2322   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Friday April 13, 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 April 14, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM International Assoc for Near Death Studies  
    Contact: Nancy Clasby   781-526-5322   
    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
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM CrewFinder  
    Contact: Stephanie Harzewski   347-277-1679   stephanie.a.harzewski@gamil.com
   

Sailors Spring Social". Meet-up and film

Public is invited

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Babysitter Training  
    Contact: Mollie Mulligan   766-1740   memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Babysitter Training for Grades 5-8

Wednesdays March 21, 28 April 4, 11 6-8:15 and Saturday April 14 2-3pm

This 5 week 4-H Babysitter Certification Course, we will cover:

  • Business of Babysitting
  • Safety and basic first aid
  • Ages and Stages of Child Development
  • Essentials for being a Certified Babysitter

Attendance at all 5 sessions is MANDATORY. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 766-1740 to sign up.

With questions please contact Mollie 766-1740 or memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com

This program is Free and Open to all PPL cardholders in grades 5-8.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Youth Program Room

Sunday April 15, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Aide  
    Contact: Debra Chase     d-chase@comcast.net
   

AARP Tax Aide
February 4 - April 15
Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 / Tuesdays 1:30 - 6:30

DIAL 2-1-1 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. 

This service is offered to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special consideration given to those age 60 and older. The program is run by trained and certified volunteers.

Please bring the following, if applicable:

  • W-2 forms;
  • unemployment compensation statements;
  • all 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, etc.);
  • dependent care provider information;
  • receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions;
  • Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents. 

For further information visit nhtaxhelp.org or aarp.org/taxaide.

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Genealogy Workshop: The Adopted, the Illegitimate and DNA  
    Contact: Nicole Luongo Cloutier   603-766-1725   nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Presented by the library’s Special Collections staff and members of the Ranger Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), these events are free, open to the public, and appropriate for all levels of interest and experience. We hope you will join us on the third Sunday each winter month.

The Adopted, the Illegitimate and DNA
with Mike Maglio
Sunday, April 15 |
2 – 4 PM | Levenson Room

Maglio will guide us through a process using autosomal DNA to identify biological parents and missing family tree links. He will explain that it takes tradition genealogy, DNA and little detective work to help an adoptee find their biological parents. The process also works for an illegitimate ancestor or can help with other brick walls in the past 5 to 6 generations.

Mike is a professional genealogist, writer, and speaker; a third generation genealogist with 30 years of experience. He graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Engineering and has spent his career developing collaborative technologies. As a genetic genealogist, Mike advises on the use of DNA as a tool for genealogy through his site - OriginsDNA.com. His focus combines science and history to unravel ancestral genetic migrations.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Room

Monday April 16, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson 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
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Portsmouth College Women's Club  
    Contact: Mary Dubarry   401-369-0671   
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Tuesday April 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Cornerstone VNA Bereavement Group  
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo     NNicolazzo@cornstonevna.org
    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lion's Club  
    Contact: Stephan Smith   603-498-1709   
   

Monthly meeting

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:45 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. 

April 17 - Better Together by Robert Putnam

[Putnam] and fellow public policy expert Feldstein… offer a dozen case studies of what groups of varying size have accomplished by cultivating networks of mutual assistance. Examples range from a neighborhood subdivision in Boston to an entire Mississippi county as well as the "virtual community" of Craigslist, an online bulletin board that has become the prime "go-to" source for job and apartment listings in San Francisco and elsewhere. The authors stress the importance of participatory involvement, championing networks that create opportunities for people to find their own public voice rather than relying on organizers to speak for them.

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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Heritage Hill Condos  
    Contact: Erica Bakkom   603-475-2774   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM LibraryTrustees  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Democratic Congressional Candidates Forum  
   

Moderated forum with Democratic candidates running for Congress in CD-1

Sponsored by the Portsmouth Democrats

Open to the Public

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Thursday April 19, 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  -  8:45 PM Portsmouth Taxpayers  
    Contact: Bill St. Laurent   603-436-1378   billstl60@aol.com
   

Open to the Public.

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Friday April 20, 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
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Brownies  
    Contact: Tamma Clews   603-303-8547   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Saturday April 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM NH Satsang  
    Contact: Marsha Foster   603-749-6531   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Drop-in  
    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  -  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
   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
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Toastmasters  
    Contact: Jim Lavalley   978-853-3061   
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Sunday April 22, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked  
    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
   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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Arts in Reach  
    Contact: Mary-Jo Monusky   603-433-4278   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Tuesday April 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Cornerstone VNA Bereavement Group  
    Contact: Nancy Nicolazzo     NNicolazzo@cornstonevna.org
    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
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM AFSCME 1386  
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   603-427-1540   
   

union meeting

    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Voices from the Heart  
    Contact: Jamie Wandzilak     jwandzil@gmail.com
   

jwandzil@gmail.com

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Speculative Fiction Book Club  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603-766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

PPL's Speculative Fiction Book Club will meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 7 PM. Location to be determined. 

All are welcome! Whenever possible copies of each title are borrowed from New Hampshire libraries in advance. Books are available for check out at the library, or at the meeting, with your PPL card.

April 24 - Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

Those entering the world of carnival freaks described by narrator Olympia Binewski, a bald, humpbacked albino dwarf, will find no escape from a story at once engrossing and repellent, funny and terrifying, unreal and true to human nature… Art and Lily, owners of Binewski's Fabulon, a traveling carnival, decide to breed their own freak show by creating genetically altered children through the use of experimental drugs.

LIBRARY PROGRAM


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

Thursday April 26, 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 April 27, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM City Council Set up  
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM French Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Judy Bryant   207-351-8459   
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   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 April 28, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM City Council Meeting  
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM NH Satsang  
    Contact: Marsha Foster   603-749-6531   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Monday April 30, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM NH Seacoast Project Linus  
    Contact: Jennifer Verville   603-381-8876   nhseacoastprojectlinus@gmail.com
   

Make blankets for kids. Service event for Liberty Mutual.

    Location: Levenson Community 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 May 1, 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

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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Seacoast Storytellers  
    Contact: Debra Ballou   603-749-9634   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Seacoast Jazz Society  
    Contact: Al Felgar   603-534-7774   al.felgar5@gmail.com
   

Jazz discussion. Open to the public.

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Thursday May 3, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Medicare Workshop  
    Contact: Marie Brownell   603-437-1992   marie@brownellinsurance.com
   

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

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   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 Medicare Workshop  
    Contact: Marie Brownell   603-437-1992   marie@brownellinsurance.com
   

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

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

Friday May 4, 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
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Brownies  
    Contact: Tamma Clews   603-303-8547   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Saturday May 5, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Drop-in  
    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

Sunday May 6, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Guitar Sundays: The Hampton Trio  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603-766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

Guitar Sundays: Live Guitar Performances
at Portsmouth Public Library & Portsmouth Music and Arts Center
Sundays, 3 PM

This spring, the Portsmouth Public Library and PMAC (Portsmouth Music and Arts Center), in association with the Boston Classical Guitar Society, will continue their series of live guitar performances called Guitar Sundays. These free concerts will be held at 3 PM on the first Sunday of the month, alternating locations between the Levenson Room at the Portsmouth Public Library and the Haas Family Gallery and Recital Hall at PMAC.

Drawing from a rich selection of guitar talent from both New Hampshire and the greater Boston area, the series of recitals will highlight the versatility and range of the guitar from classical to jazz to acoustic.

May 6 @ Portsmouth Public Library
The Hampton Trio, Classical Guitar, Mandolin and Mandola.  

The Hampton Trio performs original music and arrangements for ensemble of mandolin, mandola, and classical guitar. Inspired by the groundbreaking work of groups such as Trio Nuovo (Japan) and Trio Chamorro (Spain), the Hampton Trio’s goal is to popularize and add to the existing repertoire for this instrumentation.  In addition to their trio repertoire, the group’s programs often include classical guitar duos by Mark and Beverly Davis, and mandolin solos by Robert A. Margo. The members of the Trio also perform  in the New American Mandolin Ensemble and have appeared in plucked string music festivals in Spain, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands and the USA. Beverly Davis, guitar. Mark Davis, mandolin. Robert Margo on Mandola. Find out more at markmdavis.com.

View this event on Facebook!

LIBRARY EVENT

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Monday May 7, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM NH Seacoast Project Linus  
    Contact: Jennifer Verville   603-381-8876   nhseacoastprojectlinus@gmail.com
   

Make blankets for kids. Service event for Liberty Mutual.

    Location: Levenson Community Room
   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
   4:30 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 Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Tuesday May 8, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 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: Hilton Garden Room
   12:30 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  

Thursday May 10, 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Friday May 11, 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 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
   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
   4:30 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 May 15, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lion's Club  
    Contact: Stephan Smith   603-498-1709   
   

Monthly meeting

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

Portsmouth Public Library's Nonfiction Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month, at 7 PM. Copies of each book are available for checkout with a PPL card. 

Titles to be announced!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Wednesday 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  -  8:00 PM LibraryTrustees  
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM End of Life Series  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton     lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
   

A Good Life, A Good Death
March – May

You’ve made a good life. Now plan for a good death! In cooperation with Hospice Help Foundation, a nonprofit providing financial assistance to hospice patients, and the Portsmouth Regional Hospital, the Portsmouth Public Library will host a workshop series titled A Good Life, A Good Death in March, April and May. One Wednesday per month, at 6:30 PM, these programs will help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and lay the groundwork for a good death.

Part 3: The Art of Life Stories
Wednesday May 16, 6:30 – 8 PM
Presented by Cynthia Tokos

Cynthia creates stories around the beauty of everyday people for non-profits, businesses and individuals. Her work reflects the dignity and strength of ‘heroes’ (read: ‘ordinary people’) who regularly save the day. In this hands on workshop, Cynthia will help you capture the essence of your Life Story - the gifts you bring to this world. Participants will leave with a letter, both written and using art materials if they choose, which they can gift to themselves or another as part of their legacy.

View this event on Facebook!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Levenson Community Room

Thursday May 17, 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  -  8:30 PM Parents Group  
    Contact: Andrea St. John   603-502-2322   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Friday May 18, 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
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Brownies  
    Contact: Tamma Clews   603-303-8547   
    Location: Hilton Garden Room

Saturday May 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM NH Satsang  
    Contact: Marsha Foster   603-749-6531   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Drop-in  
    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  -  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
   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

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
   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
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM German Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

 

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

Mondays @ 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:15 – 1 PM

Frequently Asked Questions | Meet the Teachers

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Arts in Reach  
    Contact: Mary-Jo Monusky   603-433-4278   
    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Tuesday May 22, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intermediate Conversational Spanish Language Discussion Group  
    Contact: Jean Fortier     
   

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 871 Islington St Condos  
    Contact: David Wajda   603-501-0858   
   

Annual meeting.

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Christian Science: What is it and how it heals  
    Contact: Scott MacDonald   770-1864   
   

Lecture sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Portsmouth.

Public is invited.

    Location: Levenson Community 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
   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
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Portsmouth Taxpayers  
    Contact: Bill St. Laurent   603-436-1378   billstl60@aol.com
   

Open to the Public.

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

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

Saturday May 26, 2018
   8:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Day weekend  
    Location: Location Varies

Sunday May 27, 2018
   8:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Day weekend  
    Location: Location Varies

Monday May 28, 2018
   8:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Memorial Day weekend  
    Location: Location Varies

Tuesday May 29, 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

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

Thursday May 31, 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  -  8:30 PM Room Booked  
    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

Friday June 8, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM NELA ITS Conference  
    Contact: Dave Bartos   dbartos@minlib.net   
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Brownies  
    Contact: Tamma Clews   603-303-8547   
    Location: Hilton Garden 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

Thursday June 14, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 2-Week Improv Class  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603-766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
    Location: Levenson Community 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
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lion's Club  
    Contact: Stephan Smith   603-498-1709   
   

Monthly meeting

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

Portsmouth Public Library's Nonfiction Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month, at 7 PM. Copies of each book are available for checkout with a PPL card. 

Titles to be announced!

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

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

Thursday June 21, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 2-Week Improv Class  
    Contact: Laura Horwood-Benton   603-766-1711   lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com
    Location: Levenson Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Portsmouth Taxpayers  
    Contact: Bill St. Laurent   603-436-1378   billstl60@aol.com
   

Open to the Public.

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Friday June 22, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM NH Commercial/Industrial Board of Realtors (NH CIBOR)  
    Contact: Nancy Carmer   603-610-7220   nmcarmer@cityofportsmouth.com
    Location: Levenson Community 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
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Room
   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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM LibraryTrustees  
    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
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM AFSCME 1386  
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   603-427-1540   
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Wednesday July 25, 2018
   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
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Hilton Garden Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group #1  
    Contact: Kathleen Slover     portsmouthwritersgroup@gmail.com
   

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Friday September 14, 2018
   8:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Booked  
    Location: Levenson Community Room

Saturday September 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Dawn Carswell     dec40909@comcast.net
   

MAH JONGG EVERY SATURDAY!

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: Hilton Garden Room

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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM LibraryTrustees  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM LibraryTrustees  
    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
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM AFSCME 1386  
    Contact: Cathy Okhuysen   603-427-1540   
   

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAM

    Location: MacLeod Board Room

Wednesday 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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Library Hours

Monday - Thursday 9 - 9 | Friday 9 - 5:30 | Saturday 9 - 5 | Closed Sundays in the Summer

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