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

Events

Wednesday, January 22
9:00am - 8:00pm
Drop in to the teen area and get ready for midterms.  Hot cocoa and snacks will be provided.
Event Location: Teen Space
Wednesday, January 22
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  
Event Location: Children’s Room
Wednesday, January 22
5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Rhode Island Agricultural Energy Program (RIAgEP) is a competitive grant program for the implementation of agricultural projects that improve energy efficiency and facilitate renewable energy. This is a collaborative project of RI RC&D, the... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, January 23
9:00am - 8:00pm
Drop in to the teen area and get ready for midterms.  Hot cocoa and snacks will be provided.
Event Location: Teen Space
Thursday, January 23
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age. No... Read More
Event Location: Children’s Room
Thursday, January 23
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
Thursday, January 23
6:30pm - 7:30pm
During the cold winter months, award-winning Massachusetts wildlife photographer Peter Christoph spends his days along the Atlantic coast following the movements of a few snowy owls during their winter migration to our New England beaches.  They fly... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, January 27
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Beth welcome you to a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 24 months.  There will be lots of play time and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Monday, January 27
4:00pm - 4:30pm
This month we're discussing picture biographies!  Join us for a discussion of "No Small Potatoes" by Tanya Bolden and "Earmuffs for Everyone" by Meghan McCarthy.  You may read one or both of them.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Tuesday, January 28
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Johnna and Ms. Ashley will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.     
Event Location: Children’s Room
Tuesday, January 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: Book Nook
Wednesday, January 29
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  
Event Location: Children’s Room
Thursday, January 30
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age. No... Read More
Event Location: Children’s Room
Thursday, January 30
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Interested in ditching cable and catering your TV/Movie/Streaming needs to fit your life? Come to this informative program explaining the most popular options. Registration required.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, February 01
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
Saturday, February 01
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Portsmouth Free Public Library will hold its first meeting of the Graphic Novel Book Discussion Group on Saturday, February 1 at 1 PM.  Jake McGaw, a graphic novel enthusiast, will lead future discussions and this first meeting will be an... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, February 03
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Beth welcome you to a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 24 months.  There will be lots of play time and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Monday, February 03
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 04
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Johnna and Ms. Ashley will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.     
Event Location: Children’s Room
Tuesday, February 04
6:30pm - 7:30pm
More details to come, but we will have a coordinating lecture offered to coincide with the Portsmouth Historical Society Book Club. Burning of the Gaspee by Dr. John Concannon will provide local connections, pictures, and a full lecture. Be sure to... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, February 05
9:00am - 12:00pm
Visit the library and talk with US Census Recruiting Assistant Edith Kloss to find out more about jobs during Census 2020.
Event Location: Book Nook
Wednesday, February 05
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  
Event Location: Children’s Room
Wednesday, February 05
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Free presentation to assist high school students and their families with the stressful and sometimes overwhelming college admission process. Join Anne Clawson and Diane DelGreco, who have over fifty years of college admission experience, as they... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, February 06
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age. No... Read More
Event Location: Children’s Room
Thursday, February 06
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Staff Monthly meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, February 06
6:30pm - 7:45pm
"Dine In, Eat Your Heart Out" is a food prep program of heart healthy recipes designed by dietician Ashley Cotta. More details to follow but recipes and delicious samples will be included in the program.  Wine will be paired with the meal so this is... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, February 07
6:00pm - 8:00pm
SPACE IS LIMITED!  Open to grades 6-12. Includes pizza, nerf bullets, and nerf guns. You are allowed to bring your own nerf guns, but not any that hold more than 6 bullets at a time or are oversized. If you want to be able to bring your personal... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, February 10
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Beth welcome you to a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 24 months.  There will be lots of play time and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Monday, February 10
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us for our 3rd YouTube Paint Night, 21+!  Participants will learn how to paint a winter landscape, complete with trees, snow, and a frozen lake! Snacks and hot chocolate will be provided, along with all of the materials. BYOB if you desire! ... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 11
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Johnna and Ms. Ashley will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.     
Event Location: Children’s Room
Tuesday, February 11
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Whether your girl is just getting ready to enter Kindergarten or she's already there, Girl Scouts can expand her world outside of school! As a Girl Scout Daisy in Kindergarten and First grade , she'll unleash her imagination to try a wide... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, February 12
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  
Event Location: Children’s Room
Thursday, February 13
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age. No... Read More
Event Location: Children’s Room
Thursday, February 13
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
Thursday, February 13
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Youth will be invited to participate in a 4-night series beginning in January 2020 capturing their opinions of their current and a potential future high school. The series will begin at Innovate Newport, travel to Middletown and Portsmouth locations... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, February 15
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
Sunday, February 16
9:00am - 8:00pm
Library closed due to holiday
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, February 17
9:00am - 8:00pm
Library closed due to holiday
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 18
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Where the Crawdads Sing is an exquisite ode to the natural world, a... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Where the Crawdads Sing is an exquisite ode to the natural world, a... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, February 19
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Sponsored by the Portsmouth Garden Club.  Details coming soon.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, February 20
10:00am - 3:00pm
Monthly enrollment event for the public to come in and enroll or change their insurance plan based on a special life event.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, February 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Board Meeting for PHS
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 25
10:00am - 11:30am
Stormwater runoff mitigation projects, ideas, successes, difficulties. Open forum
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, February 27
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Professional Development for Newport County Regional Special Education
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, February 29
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
Saturday, February 29
10:00am - 1:00pm
Visit the library and talk with US Census Recruiting Assistant Edith Kloss to find out more about jobs during Census 2020.
Event Location: Book Nook
Monday, March 02
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, March 03
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Students will hang art for art exhibit
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, March 04
10:00am - 12:00pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room

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