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Join us for our first Handmade Holiday on Dec. 7th from 2 -4. Make your own bags, tags, boxes and bows, jewelry, ornaments and holiday decor. Teens through adults are welcome. Please sign up at the circulation desk or call the library at 683.9457....
Kids and Teens: Join us for a fun and easy introduction to coding on Monday Dec. 9th at 2:30 and Tuesday Dec. 10 at 6 pm
This is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code" and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator. To learn more, and get revved up for the big event, visit: http://csedweek.org/
The John T. Pierce, Sr., Historical Collection is a digital project started in 2007 by Portsmouth Free Public Library to preserve and provide public access to collected materials documenting the history of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Materials for this site were donated to the Library by retired Portsmouth Police Chief John T. Pierce Sr. and was funded by a grant from BankNewport. To view the collection, click ...
Several museum passes or discount coupons are available for loan at the library. They may be checked out on a first come, first served basis.
Passes or coupons available are:
Tutoring is an activity that relates to the Library's role as an educational support center and the Library tries to accommodate all tutoring sessions. However, the Library must also facilitate a quiet atmosphere for reflective study in the main part of the Library for those not engaged in a tutor/student session.
Two Quiet Study Rooms and The Book Nook are available on a first come-first served basis. The Quiet Study Rooms may also be reserved in advance by calling the reference desk at the Library at 683-9457. The Library...
Sunday: 1 PM to 5 PM
Monday - Thursday: 9AM to 8 PM
Friday & Saturday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Portsmouth Free Public Library is hosting an exhibit from the Portsmouth Historical Society called “South Side, North Side, All Around the Town”. The display shows photographs, postcards, artifacts, and memorabilia from homes, businesses, and archaeological digs in Portsmouth. The display case is in the Library lobby.
The Library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas day, Sunday 12/29, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.
Our Saturday Book Club will meet Dec. 14 at 10:00 am to discuss The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott
Our Third Tuesday Book Club will meet Dec. 17 at 6:30 PM to discuss The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb.
Our YA Fiction for Adults Book Club will meet Dec. 21st at 10:00 am to discuss Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez