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

The Library will be closed on Monday, August 8.  

Events

Monday, August 08
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Library will be closed today.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, August 09
10:30am - 11:00am
Story time for ages 0-4 years, no registration required, craft and play time to follow!
Event Location: Children’s Room
Wednesday, August 10
10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Hour for 3rd Graders! Join us for a fun summer camp craft with music and games, registration required!
Event Location: Children’s Room
Thursday, August 11
9:30am - 11:30am
Flower arranging
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, August 11
10:30am - 11:00am
Story time for ages 4-6 years, no registration required, craft and play time to follow!
Event Location: Children’s Room
Friday, August 12
9:00am - 5:00pm
Summer Reading Program ends today! Turn in your reading logs and submit all of your raffle tickets by 5PM!
Event Location: Children’s Room
Friday, August 12
10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Hour for 4th and 5th Graders! Join us for a fun summer camp craft with music and games, registration required!
Event Location: Children’s Room
Monday, August 15
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage player Carol at Portsmouth Free Public Library and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, August 15
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Local artist John Irwin will guide the class in this fun and informative 2-hour session.  Taking you step by step, John will go through the process of starting a painting and attendees will add or subtract certain elements and decide when it is... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, August 16
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of This Tender Land by William Kent Kruger.  The acclaimed author of Ordinary Grace crafts a powerful novel about an orphan's life-changing adventure traveling down America's great rivers during the Great Depression, seeking... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, August 16
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of This Tender Land by William Kent Kruger.  The acclaimed author of Ordinary Grace crafts a powerful novel about an orphan's life-changing adventure traveling down America's great rivers during the Great Depression, seeking... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, August 17
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Book Signing and Reading with Author Kevin Fennessey for ages 6-10! Join us as we listen to a full reading of his book The Little Cub with large, hand held illustrations. He will also give a preview reading of the sequel and answer any questions... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, August 22
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage player Carol at Portsmouth Free Public Library and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, August 22
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a Dungeons & Dragons one-shot event.  We will be playing D&D, 5th edition IN-PERSON.   Haven't played before?  No problem, this game is perfect for new players. This session... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, August 24
10:00am - 12:00pm
Are you brave enough to answer the call? Join us for a Dungeons & Dragons one-shot event.  We will be playing D&D, 5th edition IN-PERSON.   Haven't played before?  No problem, this game is perfect for new players.... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, August 29
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage player Carol at Portsmouth Free Public Library and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, August 30
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. Snacks provided, feel free to bring your own drink or hot beverage. No registration... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, September 01
9:00am - 11:00am
Install photo exhibit
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, September 02
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Are you a knitter? Crocheter? Someone who enjoys embroidery, needlepoint, or spinning? Join us on the first Friday of every month for a makers social. Bring your WIP and a beverage of choice and enjoy a dedicated hour with others to work on your... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, September 05
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Tuesday at 9 am.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, September 06
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Monthly Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, September 12
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage player Carol at Portsmouth Free Public Library and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, September 12
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, September 13
10:00am - 11:30am
BT Cataloging continuing ed.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, September 14
10:00am - 11:30am
BT Cataloging continuing ed.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, September 16
6:30pm - 7:30pm
In the spirit of Ken Burns' breakout PBS documentary series on American country music, acclaimed guitarist and music historian Joey Leone presents “The History of Blues in America” a one hour program covering the history, influence and social impact... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, September 19
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage player Carol at Portsmouth Free Public Library and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, September 20
10:00am - 11:30am
BT Cataloging continuing ed.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, September 20
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede.  The true story behind the events on 9/11 that inspired Broadway’s smash hit musical Come from Away.  When 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, September 20
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede.  The true story behind the events on 9/11 that inspired Broadway’s smash hit musical Come from Away.  When 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, September 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 workshop is free and open to... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, September 21
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a Dungeons & Dragons adventure.  We will be playing D&D, 5th edition IN-PERSON.   Haven't played before?  No problem, this game is perfect for new players. This session is... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, September 24
10:00am - 2:00pm
New England Computer Recycling is an electronic recycling/technology company specializing in computer recycling and is a certified data destruction and handler of all sensitive materials.  They try to keep as much E-waste out of the landfills as... Read More
Event Location: Off Site
Monday, September 26
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage player Carol at Portsmouth Free Public Library and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, September 27
10:00am - 11:30am
BT Cataloging continuing ed.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, September 27
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. Snacks provided, feel free to bring your own drink or hot beverage. No registration... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, September 29
9:00am - 11:00am
Install photo exhibit
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, October 03
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage player Carol at Portsmouth Free Public Library and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, October 03
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 04
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Monthly Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 04
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Oakland Farms Condo Association Annual Meeting of the Executive Board and Unit Owners.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, October 07
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Are you a knitter? Crocheter? Someone who enjoys embroidery, needlepoint, or spinning? Join us on the first Friday of every month for a makers social. Bring your WIP and a beverage of choice and enjoy a dedicated hour with others to work on your... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, October 10
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Tuesday at 9 am.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 11
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Annual meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, October 14
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Lunch and Learn
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, October 17
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage player Carol at Portsmouth Free Public Library and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 18
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of All That She Carried by Tiya Miles.  In 1850s South Carolina, an enslaved woman named Rose faced a crisis: the imminent sale of her daughter Ashley. Thinking quickly, she packed a cotton bag for her with a few items, and... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of All That She Carried by Tiya Miles.  In 1850s South Carolina, an enslaved woman named Rose faced a crisis: the imminent sale of her daughter Ashley. Thinking quickly, she packed a cotton bag for her with a few items, and... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, October 19
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 19
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a Dungeons & Dragons adventure.  We will be playing D&D, 5th edition IN-PERSON.   Haven't played before?  No problem, this game is perfect for new players. This session is... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room

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