People of all ages are invited to participate in the sixth annual reading of the Declaration of Independence on the grounds of Portsmouth Free Public Library. Each person who wishes may read a marked section of our nation’s founding document and we will finish in unison. Families are welcome and children who can read and recite are encouraged to take part. Copies will be available or you may bring your own. In case of rain, we will meet inside the library’s program room.
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Jeannette Bessinger will teach you a few key reasons you need to be getting more veggies into your diet, but how much broccoli can anyone actually eat? Salad is an easy, tasty way to get yourself noshing on the rainbow every day.
Ever wanted to give knitting a go?
Join us for a book talk, reading, and signing from local Portsmouth authors Kyra Rose and Kacey Victoria S. They both wrote and published books for their senior projects at Portsmouth High School, and will be here to talk about the process, read an excerpt, and do a signing. Please register as space is limited. Great for those interested in writing, publishing, and for those who would like to support our local authors!
This interactive workshop allows each participant to reflect on their own understanding of climate change, its impacts on our environment, and how to become engaged in crafting solutions. Instead of using a "wait and see approach" to the problem, the audience is encouraged to gain a better grasp of the science and to see how communities in Rhode Island are being affected. This then lays the framework for transitioning to action both on a local and national level.
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.
85th Anniversary Presentation
Mary Cadmus will hold a yoga class that will be fun for the whole family. Mary was initially drawn to yoga by the athleticism and beauty of its movements but realized that it also made her feel good. She obtained her Yoga Teacher Certificate so she could share her vinyasa knowledge to classes that feel good in the body while calming the mind. Mary’s background in personal training lends itself to a keen familiarity with the body, how it moves, and how to properly align the body. Her classes provide a calm, challenging environment that allows for play and creativity. Mary’s number one g
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 the event, and we will have complimentary wine and dessert for all attendees! Please register online or by calling 683-9457 to ensure we have enough for everyone.