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

Beginning Monday Dec. 20 masks will be required regardless of vaccination status.

The Children's Room is closed until further notice due to construction. Story times cancelled until further notice!

Events

Friday, January 21
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
Monday, January 24
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Have you ever wanted to learn Cribbage?  Now is your chance!  We'll provide the boards and cards.  Join us and learn this card game with roots dating back to the 1600's.  
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, January 24
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Oscar Miller was an artist with an international reputation who painted over 1500 works.  He had several studios including one in the Bristol Ferry area of Portsmouth.  A small selection of his paintings are being exhibited by his grandson August... Read More
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. Snacks provided, feel free to bring your own drink or hot beverage. No registration... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, January 26
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Monthly Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, January 28
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, January 30
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for an enlightening hour with Kate Kelley, a teacher who in her spare time scours flea markets and antique shops looking for old photos for sale. Using a variety of methods, Kate finds living descendants and relatives of the subjects of the... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, January 31
10:00am - 11:00am
Library meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, January 31
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Looking for a place to talk about new and noteworthy TV shows and movies? Binge Club is the place to be! Each month we will break down a movie or TV series and discuss our feelings, theories and thoughts. It's like a book club for binge watchers!... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 01
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for babies age 0-18 months! Older children are always welcome. ALL PATRONS OVER THE AGE OF 2 MUST WEAR A MASK!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 01
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Monthly meeting of the National association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE)
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 01
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Meeting for Girl Scouts Troop 730.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, February 02
10:00am - 12:30pm
Board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, February 03
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for children age 3-5 years! Younger children are always welcome. ALL PATRONS OVER THE AGE OF 2 MUST WEAR A MASK!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, February 04
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for children age 3-5 years! Younger children are always welcome. ALL PATRONS OVER THE AGE OF 2 MUST WEAR A MASK!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, February 04
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
Friday, February 04
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, February 07
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Students will hang art
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, February 07
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 08
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for babies age 0-18 months! Older children are always welcome. ALL PATRONS OVER THE AGE OF 2 MUST WEAR A MASK!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 08
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Students will hang art
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 08
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meeting of GS troop 730.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, February 09
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for toddlers age 18 months- 2 years! Older children are always welcome. ALL PATRONS OVER THE AGE OF 2 MUST WEAR A MASK!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, February 09
1:00pm - 3:00pm
General member meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, February 09
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Next to Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass was probably the greatest African American in U.S. history. However, he was more than a great African American; he was a great American, tirelessly striving to make our country live up to the... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, February 10
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for children age 3-5 years! Younger children are always welcome. ALL PATRONS OVER THE AGE OF 2 MUST WEAR A MASK!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, February 11
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for children age 3-5 years! Younger children are always welcome. ALL PATRONS OVER THE AGE OF 2 MUST WEAR A MASK!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, February 11
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, February 15
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for babies age 0-18 months! Older children are always welcome. ALL PATRONS OVER THE AGE OF 2 MUST WEAR A MASK!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 15
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of A Walk in the... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 15
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of A Walk in the... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, February 16
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for toddlers age 18 months- 2 years! Older children are always welcome. ALL PATRONS OVER THE AGE OF 2 MUST WEAR A MASK!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, February 16
5:30pm - 7:30pm
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... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, February 17
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for children age 3-5 years! Younger children are always welcome. ALL PATRONS OVER THE AGE OF 2 MUST WEAR A MASK!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, February 18
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for children age 3-5 years! Younger children are always welcome. ALL PATRONS OVER THE AGE OF 2 MUST WEAR A MASK!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, February 18
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, February 20
1:00pm - 5:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen Tuesday February 22 at 9 am.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, February 21
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen Tuesday February 22 at 9 am.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 22
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
Wednesday, February 23
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for toddlers age 18 months- 2 years! Older children are always welcome. ALL PATRONS OVER THE AGE OF 2 MUST WEAR A MASK!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, February 23
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Are you brave enough to answer the call? You and your fellow adventurers have been hired by Ontharr Frume of the Order of the Gauntlet.  You have been asked to travel from Whitrock, west to Baldur’s Gate to uncover the plans of... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, February 23
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Jim Garman, Portsmouth's Town Historian, will talk about the history of Portsmouth Free Public Library, now in its 125 year of serving the Town of Portsmouth. Space is limited so please register for this program.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, February 24
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for children age 3-5 years! Younger children are always welcome. ALL PATRONS OVER THE AGE OF 2 MUST WEAR A MASK!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, February 25
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for children age 3-5 years! Younger children are always welcome. ALL PATRONS OVER THE AGE OF 2 MUST WEAR A MASK!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, February 25
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
Monday, February 28
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Looking for a place to talk about new and noteworthy TV shows and movies? Binge Club is the place to be! Each month we will break down a movie or TV series and discuss our feelings, theories and thoughts. It's like a book club for binge watchers! ... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, March 01
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Monthly meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Newport chapter 869
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, March 01
5:00pm - 7:00pm
GS Troop 730 Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, March 02
10:00am - 12:30pm
Board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, March 02
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Students to hang art
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room

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