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

Events

Thursday, July 25
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens - Use bleach to decorate your t-shirt.  Bring a dark, clean, washed t-shirt.  We will do this outside, if weather permits.  Register for this free program for teens going into grade 6 and up in the fall.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, July 29
10:00am - 11:00am
Feel Good Circus is an upbeat circus program that entertains while the audience gets involved to join the Circus!  Casey will even teach you some circus games and skills.    No registration required.  For preschoolers on up.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, July 29
6:00pm - 8:00pm
For our Adult Summer Reading Program, we are excited to have invited Karen Katin from local shop Stitchery to help teach a hand embroidery class with LED lights! Create your own constellation on a small hoop that lights up! Space is very limited, so... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, July 30
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, July 31
10:00am - 10:45am
Story Times for all ages.  After our stories, songs, and felt board activities are over, we'll march over the tables for a craft.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Wednesday, July 31
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Teens - Join us as we do another 6 week session of scratch programming.  This year's theme will be Game Design and it has challenges for those with more experience with scratch as well as the introductory information for new coders.  Registration is... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, August 01
10:00am - 11:00am
July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon as part of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission.  Join Renée Gamba, Director of the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, to learn about NASA's past lunar missions, and... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, August 03
11:00am - 1:00pm
Teens - Create galaxy inspired slime with your friends! Glitter galore, are we right?! Be sure to sign up so we have enough supplies for everyone. 
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, August 05
10:00am - 11:00am
Join our conversation about this year's Kids Read Across RI book: Sanity and Tallulah by Molly Brooks.  We'll be handing out ten free copies of the book beginning July 1; first come, first served.  Should we run out, we'll be happy to reserve a copy... Read More
Event Location: Children’s Room
Monday, August 05
5:30pm - 7:30pm
As part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, we invite you to join us for a YouTube paint party! We will supply all the materials and refreshments, you supply the creativity and fun! We will be using acrylic paints, so be sure to dress appropriately... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, August 07
10:00am - 10:45am
Story Times for all ages.  After our stories, songs, and felt board activities are over, we'll march over the tables for a craft.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Wednesday, August 07
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Teens - Join us as we do another 6 week session of scratch programming.  This year's theme will be Game Design and it has challenges for those with more experience with scratch as well as the introductory information for new coders.  Registration is... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, August 10
11:30am - 1:00pm
Teens - Celebrate your success!  Join us for a picnic, outdoor games and grand prize drawings.  This program will be held outside weather permitting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, August 16
6:00pm - 8:00pm
For adults 21+ only: Did you participate in our Adult Summer Reading program? If you turned in any event or book slips, join us for a fun night of wine and dessert to celebrate the end of summer reading! Our raffle prizes will be given away during... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, August 20
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense and generous hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila, growing up in Naples, Italy during the 1950s.  Copies will be... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, August 27
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, September 04
10:00am - 2:00pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, September 11
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, September 17
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Boys in the Boat : Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. Epic quest for a gold medal during the 1936 Olympics, a team that... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, September 24
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 02
10:00am - 12:00pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, October 09
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 15
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of A Long Way Home : a Memoir  by Saroo Brierly. This is the incredible true story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in a journey from India to... Read More
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, November 06
10:00am - 12:00pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 12
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of A Long Way Home : a Memoir  by Saroo Brierly. Doris Kearns Goodwin examines four presidents —Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to show how... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, November 13
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Garden Club
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
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, December 04
10:00am - 12:00pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, December 17
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Library Book by Susan Orlean. chronicle of the Los Angelas Public Library fire of April 28, 1986 and its... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, January 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Greater Journey : Americans in Paris by David McCollough. The story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others set off for Paris between 19830 and 1900... 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, March 04
10:00am - 12:00pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, March 11
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, April 01
10:00am - 12:00pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, April 08
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, May 06
10:00am - 12:00pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, May 13
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, June 03
10:00am - 12:00pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room

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