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It's hard to believe that winter is here when it's so warm out!  But if you are spending lots of time indoors right now, we have lots of new books and books on CD, DVDs and blu-rays for you to enjoy.  When winter boredom strikes, there are programs for all ages at the library - calligraphy, cooking and computer classes, book groups and children's story times.

We hope to see you soon.




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Portsmouth History Center

You may have noticed a special section of the library designated as the PORTSMOUTH HISTORY CENTER. It was made possible by the generous donations and sponsorships of Portsmouth’s 375th celebration in 2013. Visit the associated Portsmouth History Center web site where we are starting to build a digital archive of Portsmouth documents and artifacts at www.portsmouthhistorycenter.org. We will continue to build this digital archive of history items.

Ancestry.com is available at the library!



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Talking Books Plus

Talking Books Plus, the Rhode Island Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, provides free library service to anyone in Rhode Island who is unable to read standard print because of a visual or physical handicap. As part of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Talking Books Plus lends reading materials and specially designed equipment free of charge. Books and magazines recorded on cassettes are mailed postage free through the U.S. Postal Service to individuals qualifying for this service. Talking Books Plus also connects readers with materials in other formats, such as:

  • Braille materials, through the Perkins School for the Blind
  • Descriptive videos, through the Lincoln Public Library
  • Large Print books available through your local Public Library.