2658 East Main Road | Portsmouth, RI | 02871 | (401) 683-9457 | Hours

What's Happening

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Book Clubs

Our Third Tuesday Book Club will meet Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 PM to discuss The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson.  Refreshements will be served.

 Our Teen Fiction Book Club will meet April 30th at 6:30 to discuss I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith.   All ages are welcomed.

About Us

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Portsmouth Free Public Library. It consists of members who are elected from the Portsmouth Free Public Library Association.  The Board meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 PM.  In case of a Monday holiday, the Board will meet on the second Monday of the month.  The first Monday in May is the annual meeting.

Association membership is open to all residents of the Town of Portsmouth who are eighteen years of age and pay annual dues. The Portsmouth Town Council may appoint two Trustees. The Trustees serve without remuneration of any kind. Non Residents may join the Association but do not have voting rights.

Hours & Contact

M-Th 9am - 8pm
F-Sa 9am - 5pm
Sun 1pm - 5pm

Website funded by The Book Nook

Address
2658 E Main Rd
Portsmouth, RI
02871

Phone: (401) 683-9457

Fax:  (401) 683-5013

Upcoming Events

Apr
27
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Michael F. Dwyer, named after his grandfather born in Newport, has been researching his Rhode Island families for 40 years. His maternal roots go back to some of Portsmouth’s...
Apr
29
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Scott Travers from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, is hosting a FREE fly tying and fly fishing event.  Participants...
Apr
30
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Have a new device (phone, tablet, or laptop?) or technology question? We can help! Bring your device, passwords, and library card (if using Overdrive or Libby) and any...
Apr
30
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Love Young Adult fiction? This is the place for you! All ages are welcome to discuss a YA title each month. Refreshments (usually all homemade by Sue!) are served, and no...
Apr
27
Saturday, April 27
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Michael F. Dwyer, named after his grandfather born in Newport, has been researching his Rhode Island families for 40 years. His maternal roots go back to some of Portsmouth’s...
Apr
29
Monday, April 29
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Scott Travers from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, is hosting a FREE fly tying and fly fishing event.  Participants...
Apr
30
Tuesday, April 30
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Love Young Adult fiction? This is the place for you! All ages are welcome to discuss a YA title each month. Refreshments (usually all homemade by Sue!) are served, and no...
May
02
Thursday, May 02
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Scott Travers from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, is hosting a FREE fly tying and fly fishing event.  Participants...
Apr
29
Monday, April 29
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Scott Travers from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, is hosting a FREE fly tying and fly fishing event.  Participants...
May
02
Thursday, May 02
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Scott Travers from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, is hosting a FREE fly tying and fly fishing event.  Participants...
Jun
26
Wednesday, June 26
10:00am - 10:45am
Story Times for all ages.  After our stories, songs, and felt board activities are over, we'll march over the tables for a craft.  No registration required.
Jul
02
Tuesday, July 02
10:00am - 11:00am
Dave the Bug Guy is back!  Last year our families raved about Dave and his insects and spiders.  Space is limited, be sure to register online.
Apr
29
Monday, April 29
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Scott Travers from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, is hosting a FREE fly tying and fly fishing event.  Participants...
Apr
30
Tuesday, April 30
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Love Young Adult fiction? This is the place for you! All ages are welcome to discuss a YA title each month. Refreshments (usually all homemade by Sue!) are served, and no...
May
02
Thursday, May 02
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Scott Travers from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, is hosting a FREE fly tying and fly fishing event.  Participants...
May
11
Saturday, May 11
2:00pm - 4:00pm
For teens in grades 6-12: an opportunity to earn up to 2 hours community service hours, or just come complete the craft to help out for a good cause! On the second Saturday...

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