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Events

Wednesday, October 16
9:30am - 12:00pm
Staff training.  Please sign up at OSL Connects.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, October 16
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, October 16
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Drop In Halloween crafts.  No registration required.  Free.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Wednesday, October 16
6:00pm - 7:00am
The event is being held to educate Mobile Home Owners of there rights as Home Owners and issues with there parks Management and Owners, Rent Increases also Fire Safety.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, October 17
10:00am - 10:45am
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, October 17
3:00pm - 6:00pm
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
Friday, October 18
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us for our 20th annual Taste of Portsmouth fundraiser! This event is 21+, with local breweries, wineries, and restaurants spread throughout the library for you to try! There will be both a live and silent auction, and all you can eat food and... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Sunday, October 20
2:00pm - 4:00pm
This will be an introduction to two of our brand new databases! We now have American Ancestors available for in-Library use. Located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, New England Historical and Genealogical Society is America’s leading research... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, October 21
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, October 21
4:00pm - 4:45pm
A fun discussion of Edward Eager's classic, "Half Magic".  Read it aloud as a family or independently.  This book is recommended for readers grades 3 - 6.  Request your copy at the Children's Room desk.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, October 21
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Seafare Residences Annual Unit Owner's Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 22
10:00am - 11:00am
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, October 22
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Drop by the reference desk and one of our staff members will help answer your technology questions.  Use our laptop or bring your own device.  Bring your questions and passwords to this free, drop in program.
Event Location: Teen Space
Wednesday, October 23
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, October 23
12:00pm - 4:30pm
Women's Resource Center Director meeting from 12:30 - 2 and staff meeting from 2-4:30
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, October 24
10:00am - 10:45am
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, October 24
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, October 24
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Women's Resource Center monthly Board Meeting 5 - 7:30
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, October 26
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, October 27
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Although not paper, born-digital files, such as emails, genealogical software files, and digital photographs, are an integral part of your family history collection and legacy. Stephanie Call, Associate Director of Archives and Education at the... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, October 28
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, October 28
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Did you join us for cooking up some pizza skulls last year? They are back! Teens will create their own pizza skulls and cook them to perfection, then enjoy melting cheese and gooey fillings as they eat them up for dinner!  This program is for teens... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 29
9:00am - 11:30am
Annual Compliance Training for Bank employees
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 29
10:00am - 11:00am
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, October 29
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Drop by the reference desk and one of our staff members will help answer your technology questions.  Use our laptop or bring your own device.  Bring your questions and passwords to this free, drop in program.
Event Location: Teen Space
Tuesday, October 29
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Annual Compliance Training for Bank employees
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 29
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, October 30
10:00am - 11:00am
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, October 31
10:00am - 10:45am
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
Monday, November 04
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 05
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Drop by the reference desk and one of our staff members will help answer your technology questions.  Use our laptop or bring your own device.  Bring your questions and passwords to this free, drop in program.
Event Location: Teen Space
Tuesday, November 05
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Please join us to learn the basics of using MedlinePlus for your health information needs.  Basic computer skills recommended.  Presented by University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Library and Information Studies candidate Katrina Kloewer. ... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, November 06
10:00am - 12:00pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, November 09
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, November 11
9:50am - 8:00pm
Library closed due to holiday
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 12
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Drop by the reference desk and one of our staff members will help answer your technology questions.  Use our laptop or bring your own device.  Bring your questions and passwords to this free, drop in program.
Event Location: Teen Space
Tuesday, November 12
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Licensed Insurance Professionals
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 12
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Create your very own fused glass pendant or magnet with colorful pre-cut glass in this easy, fun class.  Deenie Pacik Giuliano will walk participants through creating their own fused glass creation. All ages: adults, and children ages nine and up.... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, November 13
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
Wednesday, November 13
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, November 14
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Students in grades 5-12 are welcome to join us for a craft night sponsoring The Potter League. We will be collecting items to bring to the shelter (treats, toys, leashes, collars, etc.) and kids and teens can make some toys for the animals! This can... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, November 18
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us for our second YouTube Paint Night! BYOB, so 21+ only please. Painting will be a fall scene. Registration opens on September 1st. Limited to 14 participants. 
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 19
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Drop by the reference desk and one of our staff members will help answer your technology questions.  Use our laptop or bring your own device.  Bring your questions and passwords to this free, drop in program.
Event Location: Teen Space
Tuesday, November 19
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Doris Kearns Goodwin examines four presidents —Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 19
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Doris Kearns Goodwin examines four presidents —Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, November 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, November 25
5:00pm - 7:45pm
As part of my PHS senior project, I'm hosting a poetry reading with approximately 10 readers. I am selling a poetry of poetry read at the night, with the goal of raising money for the public library.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 26
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Drop by the reference desk and one of our staff members will help answer your technology questions.  Use our laptop or bring your own device.  Bring your questions and passwords to this free, drop in program.
Event Location: Teen Space
Tuesday, November 26
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, November 27
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library closed due to holiday
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room

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