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

The Children's Room is closed until further notice due to construction. Story times will be held upstairs in the Mello Program Room.

Events

Friday, October 15
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for children age 3-5 years! Younger children are always welcome. Unvaccinated children and adults over the age of 2 MUST wear a mask.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, October 15
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Drop by the reference desk with your technology questions, passwords, and devices.  We'll try to make your tech life easier.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 19
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for babies age 0-18 months! Older children are always welcome. Unvaccinated children and adults over the age of 2 MUST wear a mask.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 19
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 19
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, October 20
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for toddlers age 18 months- 2 years! Older children are always welcome. Unvaccinated children and adults over the age of 2 MUST wear a mask.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, October 20
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 workshop is free and open to... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, October 20
5:30pm - 7:30pm
You and your fellow adventurers are called to arms when a wounded trader turns up, shouting about the goblins who ambushed his caravan.  Are you brave enough to answer the call? Join us for a Dungeons & Dragons one-shot event.  We will be... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, October 21
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for children age 3-5 years! Younger children are always welcome. Unvaccinated children and adults over the age of 2 MUST wear a mask.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, October 22
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for children age 3-5 years! Younger children are always welcome. Unvaccinated children and adults over the age of 2 MUST wear a mask.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, October 22
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Drop by the reference desk with your technology questions, passwords, and devices.  We'll try to make your tech life easier.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Sunday, October 24
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Have you looked for an ancestor and been stumped? Hit that proverbial brick wall? Learn some tips and tricks to make sure your future descendants don't have the same issue! Participants will be given materials to help them start on keeping good... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 26
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for babies age 0-18 months! Older children are always welcome. Unvaccinated children and adults over the age of 2 MUST wear a mask.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 26
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us as we discuss Rebel Spy... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, October 27
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for toddlers age 18 months- 2 years! Older children are always welcome. Unvaccinated children and adults over the age of 2 MUST wear a mask.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, October 27
6:00pm - 7:00pm
I am a teacher at PHS and will be offering a trip to Costa Rica in Spring 2022 for students. I would like to reserve the room to hold an informational parent meeting about the trip and use the computer and projector setup.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, October 28
9:30am - 11:00am
Take down photo exhibit
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, October 28
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Happy Halloween from the Children's Room! We are pleased to announce that Thursday, October 28, 2021, we will be hosting a Halloween Magic Show performed by Tommy James. Masks are required for children 2-12 and unvaccinated children and adults 12 or... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, October 29
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for children age 3-5 years! Younger children are always welcome. Unvaccinated children and adults over the age of 2 MUST wear a mask.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, October 29
4:00pm - 5:45pm
Happy Halloween from the Children's Room! We are pleased to announce that Friday, October 29, 2021, we will be hosting a movie night in the Program Room. Popcorn and small candy bags will be provided and we will be watching Halloweentown (... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, November 01
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 02
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for babies age 0-18 months! Older children are always welcome. Unvaccinated children and adults over the age of 2 MUST wear a mask.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 02
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Monthly meeting of the local chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees association
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, November 03
10:00am - 12:30pm
Board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, November 04
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for children age 3-5 years! Younger children are always welcome. Unvaccinated children and adults over the age of 2 MUST wear a mask.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, November 04
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, November 05
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for children age 3-5 years! Younger children are always welcome. Unvaccinated children and adults over the age of 2 MUST wear a mask.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, November 05
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Drop by the reference desk with your technology questions, passwords, and devices.  We'll try to make your tech life easier.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 09
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Executive session
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, November 10
1:00pm - 3:00pm
General member meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, November 12
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Drop by the reference desk with your technology questions, passwords, and devices.  We'll try to make your tech life easier.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 16
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of 1984 by George Orwell. Written more than 70 years ago, ... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 16
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of 1984 by George Orwell. Written more than 70 years ago, ... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, November 17
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 workshop is free and open to... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, November 19
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Drop by the reference desk with your technology questions, passwords, and devices.  We'll try to make your tech life easier.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 30
11:00am - 1:00pm
Garden Club will be making wreaths
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 30
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us as we discuss The Sun is... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, December 01
10:00am - 12:30pm
Board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, December 06
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, December 07
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Teens are welcome to our IN-PERSON YouTube Paint Night! It has been a while since we have been able to hold one of these, so join us for the fun! Great for room decoration or as a Christmas Present. Space is very limited to 8 teens, and masks must... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, December 21
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, December 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, December 28
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us as we discuss This Light Between Us by Andrew Fukuda via Zoom.  Join us as we discuss this story of pen pals, one in France and the other in Washington state, during WWII.  We are now meeting in person, in the Mello Program room at... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, January 03
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, January 05
10:00am - 12:30pm
Board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, January 11
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Do you ever wonder if the "work-life balance" is for real people or is it just hype?  Start the New Year off right with advice from Ronni Eisenberg, organization professional and author of The Overwhelmed Person's Guide to Time Management. Ronni... Read More
Event Location: Off Site
Wednesday, January 12
1:00pm - 3:00pm
General member meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, January 18
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of .   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, January 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of .   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, January 25
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us the last Tuesday of each month to discuss a Young Adult book title. This book club is open to everyone that wants to read the book, regardless of age. Titles for the 2022 year will be chosen by the beginning of December, and each month will... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room

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