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Events

Tuesday, March 17
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for our annual book voting session.  More details soon.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, March 18
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, March 18
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Professional Development for Newport County Regional Special Education
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, March 19
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
Saturday, March 21
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Celebrate National Nutrition Month by learning new ways to incorporate the most magical fruit--BEANS!  There are so many types of beans and there are endless dishes to make with them!  Recipes developed by dietician Ashley Cotta.  The menu for the... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, March 23
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
Tuesday, March 24
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, March 24
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: Teen Space
Wednesday, March 25
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, March 26
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, March 26
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
Saturday, March 28
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, March 28
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Everyone is welcome to read and come discuss Maus by Art Speigelman.  Our group leader, Jake McGaw, will be facilitating the program. Please spread the word and get this new graphic novel book club up and running! No registration required. Copies... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, March 30
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
Tuesday, March 31
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, March 31
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: Teen Space
Tuesday, March 31
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Teen Fiction Book Club is back for 2020! Held the last Tuesday of every month from 6:30-7:30, we always have refreshments and treats. Books are available at the Circulation Desk for pickup ahead of time, and those 12-112 are invited! No registration... Read More
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 01
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, April 02
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
Monday, April 06
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, April 06
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, April 07
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, April 07
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: Teen Space
Tuesday, April 07
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Possible gardening talk
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, April 08
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, April 08
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, April 08
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick   The Portsmouth Historical Society in partnership with Portsmouth Free Public Library hosts regular discussions of books that bring our fascinating history alive. The... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, April 09
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join us at the library for a new game night. Some old favorites will be on hand, along with a few newbies we have recently acquired! Snacks and all games provided. Registration suggested. 
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, April 11
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, April 13
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Our Spring YouTube Paint Party for patrons 21+! Registration opens one month before the program. Limited to 14 participants - one name per registration.  Our spring edition will feature beautiful flowers and butterflies.  All materials provided,... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, April 14
10:00am - 11:00am
Casey Farm is coming with their hen and chicks!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, April 14
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: Teen Space
Tuesday, April 14
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Possible gardening talk
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, April 16
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Fred Zilian, Ph.D., became interested in Rhode Island Slave History in 2017 upon reading the book, If Jane Should Want to Be Sold: Stories of Enslavement, Indenture... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, April 20
5:15pm - 7:30pm
Monthly Portsmouth Historical Society Board of Trustees Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, April 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: Teen Space
Tuesday, April 21
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Book is TBD.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, April 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Book is TBD.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, April 23
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Professional Development for Newport County Regional Special Education
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, April 23
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Earthday 50th Anniversary Celebration
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, April 25
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
Tuesday, April 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: Teen Space
Tuesday, April 28
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Teen Fiction Book Club is back for 2020! Held the last Tuesday of every month from 6:30-7:30, we always have refreshments and treats. Books are available at the Circulation Desk for pickup ahead of time, and those 12-112 are invited! No registration... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, April 30
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, May 04
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, May 05
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: Teen Space
Tuesday, May 05
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Possible gardening talk
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, May 06
10:00am - 12:00pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, May 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

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