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Events

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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Tuesday, October 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
Friday, November 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, November 07
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 15
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell.  In 1580’s England, during the Black Plague a young Latin tutor falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman in this “exceptional historical novel” (The New Yorker) and best-... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 15
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell.  In 1580’s England, during the Black Plague a young Latin tutor falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman in this “exceptional historical novel” (The New Yorker) and best-... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, November 16
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
Tuesday, November 29
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
Friday, December 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, December 05
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, December 20
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of Written in Red by Anne Bishop.  No one creates realms like New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities—vampires and shape... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, December 20
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of Written in Red by Anne Bishop.  No one creates realms like New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities—vampires and shape... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, December 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
Monday, January 09
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, January 17
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of News of the World by Paulette Jiles.  It is 1870 and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, January 17
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of News of the World by Paulette Jiles.  It is 1870 and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, January 31
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
Monday, February 06
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 21
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Doctors Blackwell by Janice P. Minura.  Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for a mission beyond the scope of "ordinary" womanhood. Though the world at first recoiled at the notion of... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Doctors Blackwell by Janice P. Minura.  Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for a mission beyond the scope of "ordinary" womanhood. Though the world at first recoiled at the notion of... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 28
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
Monday, March 06
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, March 21
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict.  A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, March 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict.  A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, April 03
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, April 18
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley.  Jess needs a fresh start. She’s broke and alone, and she’s just left her job under less than ideal circumstances. Her half-brother Ben didn’t sound thrilled when she asked if she could... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room

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