Arts and Crafts

Anne Hutchinson in Portsmouth, 1638

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 9:00am - Sat, 07/30/2016 - 1:00pm

Celebrate in art the 425th year of our founding mother Anne Hutchinson at Portsmouth Free Public Library. View the exhibit of works by Izabella Casselman, Rosemary Day, Valerie Debrule, Michael Steven Ford, Lisa May, and Valorie Sheehan.  Works will be on display in the Michael W. Mello Program Room throughout the month of July during the library's regular hours of operation.

Teens - Portable Games

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Fill an Altoid tin with all sorts of game boards and pieces to keep you busy on a plane, in a car, in a tent or anywhere!

Tees for Tweens

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

An Encore Event!  Over February vacation, we ran this program for tweens and everyone LOVED it!  So we're offering it again this summer for kids grades 5-9.  Come with your own blank t-shirt (any color) and we'll teach you how to prep, cut, peel, and press your own vinyl t-shirt creation.  Space is limited; pre-registration is required.  Call us at 683-9457 to register.

Make your own Summer Games

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Crafty Kids is making its own summer fun.  Join us to make summer games with creativity and hands-on fun!  As this is a craft event, pre-registration is required.  Call us at 683-9457 for more information.

Drop In Craft: Cotton Candy

Repeats every day until Wed Jun 29 2016 .
Tue, 06/28/2016 - 10:30am - 1:00pm
Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:30am - 1:00pm

This is going to be a colorfu, but sticky, mess.  Come to this craft time ready to have fun.  Free; intended for kids ages 2 and up.  While supplies last.

Painting Party: NOW FULL

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join Rebecca from "Mermaid Masterpieces" as she leads young artists step-by-step through their own seaside creations.  We provide the paint and canvas, you provide a "try it!" attitude.  THIS EVENT IS FULL.  Call us at 683-9457 for more information.

Science Saturday

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

We will create tie dye tiles.  Draw a picture or go for the tie dye effect.  Registration is required for this free program for grades 6-12.  Stop by or call the library at 683-9457.

Drop In for Spring Crafts

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Drop in Spring Craft.  While supplies last.  No registration required.

Paracord Survival Bracelets

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Create a survival bracelet with paracord.  Free and open to all tweens and teens in grades 5-8.  Register at 683-9457.  This is the third event in our Tween Maker series.

Fused Glass for Tweens & Teens

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

For the last of our Tween Maker Series, we will have artist Deenie Pacik here to walk us through the process of Fused Glass.  Registration is required for this very special Tween/Teen Event.  Call us at 683-9457 to sign up.  Free and open to students in grades 4 and up.