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

Michael W. Mello Program Room

Nerf Gun Wars


Open to grades 6-12. Includes pizza, nerf bullets, and nerf guns. You are allowed to bring your own nerf guns, but not any that hold more than 6 bullets at a time or are oversized. If you want to be able to bring your personal ammo home, make sure it is marked with your name and you know the precise number of bullets you brought. We are not responsible for any lost ammo.

Game Night

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. 

Candle Art for Teens

Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join us to design and create your own candle art. All supplies will be provided. Registration required. These are completely customizable, so be creative in your drawings, or bring a picture or design you would want to trace.

YouTube Paint Party - 21+ Only

Join us for our 3rd YouTube Paint Night, 21+! 

Participants will learn how to paint a winter landscape, complete with trees, snow, and a frozen lake! Snacks and hot chocolate will be provided, along with all of the materials. BYOB if you desire! 

Registration required, and strictly limited to 14 participants. Registration will open on January 1st at 10am. Each participant may only register for themselves. You may register online at portsmouthlibrary.org, or call the library at 401-683-9457 x. 104 and a staff member can register you over the phone.

Fused Glass Holiday Gifts with Deenie

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. Children ages 9-12 must be supervised one-on-one by an adult. No exceptions as this is a safety issue. No experience necessary.

36th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Please join us on Sunday, December 1st at 5:30 PM at Portsmouth Free Public Library for the 36th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Program.  The tree lighting will take place when Santa arrives by a Portsmouth fire truck.  Santa will greet each child in the Library after the lighting and cocoa and cookies will be served.  This is a great way to kick off the holiday season so bring a camera! 


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