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

The Library will be Closed beginning Monday 3/16 until further notice. 

Events

Monday, April 06
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, April 13
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Our Spring YouTube Paint Party for patrons 21+! Registration opens one month before the program. Limited to 14 participants - one name per registration.  Our spring edition will feature beautiful flowers and butterflies.  All materials provided,... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, April 14
10:00am - 11:00am
Casey Farm is coming with their hen and chicks!  Registration opens April 1.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, April 14
6:00am - 7:45pm
Presentation and discussion regarding environment
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, April 15
10:00am - 2:00pm
Drop in to the Children's Room and create a Kite (ages 3-6) or a Kaleidoscope (ages 7-11).  We'll have all the supplies, you bring your creativity!  
Event Location: Children’s Room
Thursday, April 16
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Fred Zilian, Ph.D., became interested in Rhode Island Slave History in 2017 upon reading the book, If Jane Should Want to Be Sold: Stories of Enslavement, Indenture... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, April 20
5:15pm - 7:30pm
Monthly Portsmouth Historical Society Board of Trustees Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, April 21
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Book is TBD.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, April 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Book is TBD.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, April 23
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Professional Development for Newport County Regional Special Education
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, April 23
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Earthday 50th Anniversary Celebration
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, April 30
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Expert rug hooker Roberta Conti will provide advice and enthusiasm for all rug-hookers, new and experienced alike.  Bring your projects and enjoy the company of others as you work and learn this creative craft.      This program is free and open to... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, May 02
10:00am - 11:00am
If you have a basic level of Spanish and wish to practice speaking, comprehension, and reading, join Cynthia for a relaxed hour of Spanish conversation.  This session will continue your practice every other Saturday at the same time & place.... Read More
Event Location: Book Nook
Saturday, May 02
10:00am - 11:00am
If you have a basic level of Spanish and wish to practice speaking, comprehension, and reading, join Cynthia for a relaxed hour of Spanish conversation.  This session will continue your practice every other Saturday at the same time & place.... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, May 04
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, May 06
10:00am - 12:00pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, May 07
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Monthly Staff meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, May 13
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, May 16
10:00am - 11:00am
If you have a basic level of Spanish and wish to practice speaking, comprehension, and reading, join Cynthia for a relaxed hour of Spanish conversation.  This session will continue your practice every other Saturday at the same time & place.... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, May 19
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Book is TBD.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, May 19
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Book is TBD.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, May 20
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Professional Development for Newport County Regional Special Education
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, May 21
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Expert rug hooker Roberta Conti will provide advice and enthusiasm for all rug-hookers, new and experienced alike.  Bring your projects and enjoy the company of others as you work and learn this creative craft.      This program is free and open to... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, June 01
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, June 03
10:00am - 12:00pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, June 04
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Monthly Staff meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, June 16
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Book is TBD.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, June 16
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Book is TBD.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, June 30
4:30pm - 7:30pm
TEENS Grades 6-12 only! Kick off our Teen Summer Reading Program in style with One Games, a local company coming to run a Mario Kart tournament here at the library. Everything will be provided, including snacks and refreshments, the gaming systems,... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, July 01
6:00pm - 7:00pm
More info coming on this amazing summer program, in conjunction with Ragged Island Brewery. Stay Tuned!
Event Location: Off Site
Thursday, July 02
10:00am - 11:00am
Come sew with us!  More details to follow
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, July 09
10:00am - 11:00am
Slime workshop
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, July 09
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to come and make all your junkfood dreams come to life. Stations will be set up to make your own bubblegum, chocolate candies, and so much more!  LATEX and multiple food ingredients will be in use - please use... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, July 13
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us for our summer YouTube Paint Party for adults 21+! Participants will be provided with all materials needed to make your own masterpiece - follow along with the YouTube tutorial and get ready for a night of laughter and fun. Registration is... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, July 14
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Russ DeSimone is here to dazzle and amaze! Check back for full details!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, July 15
11:00am - 2:00pm
Join us for a live appraisal with Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers! Bring in your antiques and collectibles for an appraisal.  $5 for one item, $10 for up to 3 items. All proceeds go to the Library.  More details soon. Registration is not required. ... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, July 16
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Limited to 12 participants.  More details to follow!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, July 21
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Book is TBD.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, July 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Book is TBD. Copies will be available for checkout at the adult circulation desk.  No sign up is required.  Refreshments will be served.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, July 23
10:00am - 11:00am
More details to follow!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, July 27
5:30pm - 7:30pm
This YouTube Paint Party is for TEENS ONLY in grades 6-12. Follow a YouTube artist as she helps you create your own masterpiece! Food and refreshments, all supplies, and the witty banter of Ms. Colleen is included. You and your friends bring the fun... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, July 30
10:00am - 11:00am
Full details to follow.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, August 05
6:00pm - 7:00pm
More info coming on this second installment of an amazing summer program, in conjunction with Ragged Island Brewery. Stay Tuned!
Event Location: Off Site
Sunday, October 04
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Understanding when, where and why vital records were created, and the changes in those practices over the years, can help us find them today. What additional abstracts have been created for the southern New England states? What forms of these... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Sunday, October 18
2:00pm - 4:00pm
For the beginning genealogist - check back for more information!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 20
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of TBD Copies will be available for checkout at the adult circulation desk.  No sign up is required.  Refreshments will be served.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 20
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of TBD Copies will be available for checkout at the adult circulation desk.  No sign up is required.  Refreshments will be served.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, November 04
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly meeting of Portsmouth Harbor Commission
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room