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

Events

Monday, November 19
5:15pm - 7:45pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, November 19
6:00pm - 7:45pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Book Nook
Tuesday, November 20
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: Book Nook
Tuesday, November 20
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Good House by Ann Leary. Hildy Good is a townie. A lifelong resident of a small community on the rocky coast of Boston's North Shore, she knows pretty much everything about everyone. And she's good at... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, November 21
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Good House by Ann Leary.  Note that this is the same title as the Tuesday night book.  It's just another time for those who would rather come during the day. Hildy Good is a townie. A lifelong... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, November 26
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, November 26
3:00pm - 5:30pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 27
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.   If you would like your child to do the craft, please register online... Read More
Event Location: Children’s Room
Tuesday, November 27
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: Book Nook
Tuesday, November 27
6:30pm - 7:30pm
All ages 12-102 are welcome to our Young Adult Fiction Book Club, held on the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30. Refreshments are served, and a lively discussion of that month's book is enjoyed! No registration required. Our selection this month... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, November 28
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, November 28
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Stress is one of the leading causes of illness in the United States. It can impact physical and emotional health, work performance and relationships. Take a break from your busy schedule and treat yourself to a session for stress reduction and self-... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, November 29
9:00am - 12:00pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, November 29
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, November 29
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Portsmouth Historical Society President Jim Garman will be giving a lecture at the Library called “Portsmouth: Then and Now”.  This will be an illustrated lecture showing some scenes from Portsmouth many years ago and the same scene as it is today... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Sunday, December 02
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Please join us on Sunday, December 2 at 5:30 PM at Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, Portsmouth, for the 35th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting program.  The tree lighting will take place when Santa Claus arrives at 6 PM.  Santa will... Read More
Event Location: Off Site
Monday, December 03
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 03
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Karen Katin from Stitchery is here to teach kids how to hand sew an ornament for the holidays.  For kids in grades 1-5.  Registration is required and begins November 15.  Register online or by calling the children's room at 683-9457 x 4.  
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, December 03
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Board of Trustees meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, December 04
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.   If you would like your child to do the craft, please register online... Read More
Event Location: Children’s Room
Tuesday, December 04
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: Book Nook
Tuesday, December 04
6:00pm - 7:45pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, December 05
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 05
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, December 06
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 06
6:00pm - 8:00pm
If you have always wanted to learn how to knit, this class will get you going in no time!  Traci Vaspol from The Stitchery will cover casting on, knit stitch and pearl stitch, plus plenty of hints and tips to keep you going.  Please bring US size 10... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, December 08
2:00pm - 4:00pm
All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join us for scheduled volunteer service hours. On the second Saturday of each month we will have a different project out for teens to complete, such as making no-sew blankets for the Potter League, cards for... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, December 10
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 10
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Area teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join Ms. Colleen to learn how to make circle mandala paintings. Using a variety of basic household items, you can create your own work of art to take home, or give as a gift! Registration is REQUIRED to... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, December 11
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.   If you would like your child to do the craft, please register online... Read More
Event Location: Children’s Room
Tuesday, December 11
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: Book Nook
Tuesday, December 11
3:00pm - 4:45pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, December 11
6:30pm - 7:45pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, December 12
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 12
6:00pm - 7:45pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, December 13
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 13
6:00pm - 7:45pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
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: Book Nook
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
6:00pm - 7:45pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
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
Wednesday, January 09
12:00pm - 4:00pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room

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