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The Library is closed on Sunday. 10/11 & Monday, 10/12 for Columbus Day.
Monday - Thursday: 9 AM to 8 PM
Friday - Saturday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday: 1 PM to 5 PM
Bright Shiny Faces: A Retrospective Look at Portsmouth Schools of Old is a collection from the Portsmouth Historical Society. Written records indicate that as early as 1716 the freeman in the town of Portsmouth, “…having considered how excellent an ornament learning is to mankind,” made an appropriation for building a schoolhouse. This was no doubt the first schoolhouse constructed at town expense. The collection of photographs and memorobilia is on display at the Library.
Oct. 22 at 4 pm:
with Crafty Kids
Using fine-tip markers and fine paintbrushes, children will create a still life using seasonal pumpkins and gourds as their inspiration. As this is a craft event, we ask that you pre-register. For children in grades 1-5. Sign up now by calling 683-9457.
Our annual fundraiser is coming up on Friday Oct. 16 at 7 pm! Time to get your tickets to our Big Autumn Event. There's enough delicious food and drink to stuff a scarecrow. Stop in at the desk; tickets are $25 a guest.
Have you ever thought about writing your family history? Are you a genealogist with binders or digital folders full of research notes? Are you looking for a meaningful gift for your loved ones? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then this class is for you. Four sessions beginning in October, Family History Month, will get you started. No one knows the future of electronic storage and communication but writing lasts through the ages. You can do it!
Anne B. Wagner will lead the sessions at Portsmouth Free Public Library which will meet from 2 to 4 PM on Sunday, October 4, 18, 25, and November 1. Anne is an experienced family history researcher with a background in business writing. At the completion of this program, participants will have completed written sketches of people, places, and events in their family history; outlined a plan for writing their family history; and have the confidence to move forward on their own.
A $10 fee covers the cost of downloading the 2 e-book textbooks that will be used for class instruction. The registration packets will contain directions for downloading the books. Students will need the books right away for pre-class assignments.
Please register in person beginning September 8 at the Library and pick up your registration packet. The class size is very small to enhance individual instruction so please sign up soon to guarantee your seat.
Kermin Liu, Esq., volunteer tutor, will be at the Library every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30 PM to help students with free homework help in arithmetic (including decimals and fractions), pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, and calculus. Also, get help in how to study for other subjects such as history, science, English, etc. Please call the Library at 683-9457 to sign up.