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Graphic Novel Book Club

Portsmouth Free Public Library will hold its first meeting of the Graphic Novel Book Discussion Group on Saturday, February 1 at 1 PM.  Jake McGaw, a graphic novel enthusiast, will lead future discussions and this first meeting will be an introductory session designed to lay the groundwork for the group.

Teen Fiction Book Club

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 fiction and discussion! Perfect for those 12-112. 

Jan 28 - I Know You Remember by Jennifer Donaldson

"Dine In, Eat Your Heart Out" with Ashley Cotta

"Dine In, Eat Your Heart Out" is a food prep program of heart healthy recipes designed by dietician Ashley Cotta.

Recipes and delicious samples of brownie bites, spaghentil, green machine dressing, and cashew parm will be included in the program.  Wine will be paired with the meal so this is an over 21 program.

Registration required and strictly limited to 20 participants.  You may register online at portsmouthlibrary.org, or call the library at 401-683-9457 to sign up over the phone.

This program is full.

The Conspiracy to Destroy the Gaspee by Dr. John Concannon

The Portsmouth Historical Society in cooperation with the Portsmouth Free Public Library will host Gaspee Historian Dr John Concannon, who will present a lecture titled “The Conspiracy to Destroy the Gaspee”. Learn why the June 9, 1772 burning of the schooner Gaspee in Warwick, RI is considered the first spark of the American Revolution, and the event’s connection to Prudence Island, Bristol and Warren.

On Silent Wings: the Magic of the Snowy Owl with Peter Christoph

During the cold winter months, award-winning Massachusetts wildlife photographer Peter Christoph spends his days along the Atlantic coast following the movements of a few snowy owls during their winter migration to our New England beaches.  They fly quite a distance from their home on the frozen tundra in the high Arctic and Peter goes on location to capture these rare and intimate photographs of the


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