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

Events

Monday, December 17
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 24 months.  There will be lots of play time and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Monday, December 17
6:00pm - 7:45pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, December 18
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.   Please register online or by calling us at 683-9457 x4
Event Location: Children’s Room
Tuesday, December 18
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 questions you might have and one of our librarians will do their best to assist... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, December 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl . George and Lizzie... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, December 19
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age. Please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4
Event Location: Children’s Room
Wednesday, December 19
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Join us for a discussion of George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl .  Note that this is... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, December 19
6:00pm - 7:45pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, December 20
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age. Please... Read More
Event Location: Children’s Room
Thursday, December 20
5:30pm - 7:30pm
By popular request!!  Make a gingerbread house using graham crackers and decorate it. Registration required for this free program for teens in grades 6-12.  
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, January 02
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, January 07
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Board of Trustees meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, January 08
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 questions you might have and one of our librarians will do their best to assist... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, January 09
12:00pm - 4:00pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, January 10
1:00pm - 4:00pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, January 10
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Find out how Claremary Sweeney, a writer/photographer, uses her vivid imagination to create both children’s stories and adult books as she discusses the "Anatomy of a Local Murder Mystery".  On the pages of the South County Series, Sweeney creates... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, January 12
2:00pm - 4:00pm
All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to earn community service hours at the library, creating different crafts to benefit local charities. Items throughout the weeks will include friendship bracelets, no-sew items, greeting cards, etc. Perfect for... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, January 14
5:15pm - 6:30pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, January 15
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 questions you might have and one of our librarians will do their best to assist... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, January 15
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, January 16
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, January 22
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 questions you might have and one of our librarians will do their best to assist... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, January 23
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Our troop will give a detailed description and fun discussion of the history of Anne Hutchinson, founders brook park and bullying that happened to her and her followers
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, January 24
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, January 29
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 questions you might have and one of our librarians will do their best to assist... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, January 29
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Karen Katin from Stitchery will teach kids how to hand sew a special winter project.  For kids in grades 1-5.  Registration opens Jan. 14.  Register online or by calling the Children's Room at 683-9457 x4.  Free and fun!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, January 29
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 registration is required. Take a break from your adult life enjoy some teen... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, February 02
9:00am - 11:00am
local amateur radio group members meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, February 04
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Board of Trustees meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 05
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 questions you might have and one of our librarians will do their best to assist... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 05
5:00pm - 7:30pm
The Farm Energy program is a program of the RI Resource Conservation and Development Council in conjunction with DEM. We award grants ranging from $2,500 to $ 20,000 to farmers for projects that are energy efficient or use of renewable energy. This... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, February 06
1:00pm - 4:00pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, February 06
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, February 07
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Mmm!! Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us as we create our own fruit covered cubes! Teens will cut up a variety of fruits and make their own ice cube tray full of chocolatey treats! We will have all materials needed - teens just need to... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, February 09
2:00pm - 4:00pm
All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to earn community service hours at the library, creating different crafts to benefit local charities. Items throughout the weeks will include friendship bracelets, no-sew items, greeting cards, etc. Perfect for... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 12
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 questions you might have and one of our librarians will do their best to assist... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 12
5:30pm - 7:30pm
More info to follow. This program is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited so please register for the program by filling out the registration form below or call the library at 683-9457.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, February 13
12:00pm - 4:00pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, February 15
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Battle it out with your friends in this kick off to school vacation week! Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join us AFTER HOURS in the library for a nerf war battle royale! Registration is a must, so gather your friends and start planning now!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 19
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 questions you might have and one of our librarians will do their best to assist... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 19
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner. On a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, February 20
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner. On a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 26
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 questions you might have and one of our librarians will do their best to assist... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 26
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 registration is required. Take a break from your adult life enjoy some teen... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, March 02
10:00am - 12:00pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, March 04
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Board of Trustees meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, March 05
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 questions you might have and one of our librarians will do their best to assist... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, March 06
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, March 06
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Portsmouth Schools hang art
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, March 06
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Girl Scouts
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room

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