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Events

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 registration is required. Take a break from your adult life enjoy some teen... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, May 01
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Portsmouth Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, May 01
6:30pm - 7:30pm
GSRI Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, May 02
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Staff Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
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 will learn to make their own fresh water flies over a couple of sessions then... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, May 04
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Anne B. Wagner will help you get organized and stay on track with your family history research with forms that belong in every genealogist's toolkit.  Every family historian needs certain staple charts and worksheets for tracking relatives and... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, May 06
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Board of Trustees meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, May 07
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, May 07
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cherry Fletcher Bamberg is the author of several books, most recently co-author with Judith C. Harbold of John Clarke’s World.   While John Clarke is well known, his wives are very much in his shadow.  Find out more about... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, May 08
12:00pm - 3:30pm
Portsmouth Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, May 09
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Having a tough time making our daytime Tech Help drop-ins? During the month of May, we will have two nighttime Tech Help drop-in sessions! May 9th and 20th, from 6:30-7:30 While all devices and platforms are welcome at each session, May 9th is best... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
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 of April and May we will have a chance for teens to help spread a little... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, May 14
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, May 15
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Portsmouth Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, May 15
6:00pm - 7:45pm
WRC
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, May 16
2:00pm - 8:00pm
Portsmouth Garden Club - Set up for Flower show
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, May 17
8:30am - 5:00pm
Portsmouth Garden Club -  Flower show
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, May 18
8:30am - 5:00pm
Portsmouth Garden Club -  Flower show
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, May 20
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Having a tough time making our daytime Tech Help drop-ins? During the month of May, we will have two nighttime Tech Help drop-in sessions! May 9th and 20th, from 6:30-7:30 While all devices and platforms are welcome at each session, May 9th is best... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, May 21
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, May 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of ??? (info to follow after the March planning session) Copies will be available for checkout at the adult circulation desk.  No sign up is required.  Refreshments will be served.... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, May 22
6:00pm - 7:30pm
CFPIA monthly meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, May 23
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn the craft of rug hooking if you are new to the craft or work on an existing project if you are a seasoned rug hooker at "The Island Hook-In" taught by Roberta Conti.  This session will show newcomers how to do rug hooking and get advice on... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, May 28
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, May 28
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
Monday, June 03
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Board of Trustees meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, June 04
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Training session for library staff.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, June 05
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Training session for library staff.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, June 12
9:00am - 1:00pm
Training session for library staff.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, June 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of ??? (info to follow after the March planning session) Copies will be available for checkout at the adult circulation desk.  No sign up is required.  Refreshments will be served.... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, June 20
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn the craft of rug hooking if you are new to the craft or work on an existing project if you are a seasoned rug hooker at "The Island Hook-In" taught by Roberta Conti.  This session will show newcomers how to do rug hooking and get advice on... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, June 25
2:00pm - 3:00am
Come break a board and learn some simple self-defense skills with Dean Watts of Rising Sun Jiu-Jitsu.  Come to this fun, high energy program!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, June 25
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
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.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Wednesday, July 03
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.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Monday, July 08
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Russ is back with another hilarious magic show to delight kids and parents alike.  Presto the magic bunny will make an appearance, too!  For grades K-5.  No registration required.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, July 09
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Future Spielbergs take to the "green screen" to create postcards, commercial sand mini movies.  They could find themselves walking on the moon, riding a roller coaster or giving a book report in the setting of their favorite book.  MobileQuest will... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, July 10
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.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Wednesday, July 17
10:00am - 11:00am
Join MobileQuest, a RI based STEAM education team, as they lead participants through 6 space stations on their way to receiving their Intergalactic Science Passport.  Stations will include coding an alien robot and engineering a space landing.  For... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, July 17
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.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Monday, July 22
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Can you figure out the clues to save the day?  Join us for MobileQuest's escape room.  Sign up on this event for the 6:00 pm session.  Work together in teams of 8 to solve the mystery and escape!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, July 22
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Can you figure out the clues to save the day?  Join us for MobileQuest's escape room.  Sign up on this event for the 6:30 pm session.  Work together in teams of 8 to solve the mystery and escape!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, July 23
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Join Ricky Rainbow Beard for this live theatre show for families.  It is equal parts spectacle and classroom as audience members will meet special guests, join a dance party, and celebrate the unique.   Bring an open mind and your sense of humor -... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, July 24
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.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Monday, July 29
10:00am - 11:00am
Feel Good Circus is an upbeat circus program that entertains while the audience gets involved to join the Circus!  Casey will even teach you some circus games and skills.  For preschoolers on up.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, July 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 registration is required. Take a break from your adult life enjoy some teen... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, July 31
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.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Wednesday, August 07
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.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Tuesday, August 27
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
Tuesday, September 24
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

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