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

Beginning Monday Dec. 20 masks will be required regardless of vaccination status.

The Children's Room is closed until further notice due to construction. Story times cancelled until further notice!

Adult Events

Friday, January 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.
Monday, January 24
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Have you ever wanted to learn Cribbage?  Now is your chance!  We'll provide the boards and cards.  Join us and learn this card game with roots dating back to the 1600's.  
Monday, January 24
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Oscar Miller was an artist with an international reputation who painted over 1500 works.  He had several studios including one in the Bristol Ferry area of Portsmouth.  A small selection of his paintings are being exhibited by his grandson August... Read More
Tuesday, January 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
Friday, January 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.
Sunday, January 30
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for an enlightening hour with Kate Kelley, a teacher who in her spare time scours flea markets and antique shops looking for old photos for sale. Using a variety of methods, Kate finds living descendants and relatives of the subjects of the... Read More
Monday, January 31
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Looking for a place to talk about new and noteworthy TV shows and movies? Binge Club is the place to be! Each month we will break down a movie or TV series and discuss our feelings, theories and thoughts. It's like a book club for binge watchers!... Read More
Friday, February 04
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.
Friday, February 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
Wednesday, February 09
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Next to Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass was probably the greatest African American in U.S. history. However, he was more than a great African American; he was a great American, tirelessly striving to make our country live up to the... Read More
Friday, February 11
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.
Tuesday, February 15
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of A Walk in the... Read More
Tuesday, February 15
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of A Walk in the... Read More
Wednesday, February 16
5:30pm - 7:30pm
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... Read More
Friday, February 18
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.
Tuesday, February 22
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
Wednesday, February 23
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Jim Garman, Portsmouth's Town Historian, will talk about the history of Portsmouth Free Public Library, now in its 125 year of serving the Town of Portsmouth. Space is limited so please register for this program.
Friday, February 25
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.
Monday, February 28
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Looking for a place to talk about new and noteworthy TV shows and movies? Binge Club is the place to be! Each month we will break down a movie or TV series and discuss our feelings, theories and thoughts. It's like a book club for binge watchers! ... Read More
Wednesday, March 02
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cut the Cord
Friday, March 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
Tuesday, March 08
6:30pm - 7:30pm
 David Demming has been a member of the Newport County Genealogical Society (NCGS) since 2005, and has been President for the past 5 years. Learn the basic building blocks of researching family history: census records, birth/marriage/death records,... Read More
Tuesday, March 15
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of ... Read More
Tuesday, March 15
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of ... Read More
Wednesday, March 16
5:30pm - 7:30pm
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... Read More
Wednesday, March 23
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cybersecurity
Monday, March 28
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Looking for a place to talk about new and noteworthy TV shows and movies? Binge Club is the place to be! Each month we will break down a movie or TV series and discuss our feelings, theories and thoughts. It's like a book club for binge watchers! ... Read More
Tuesday, March 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
Friday, April 01
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
Monday, April 11
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Intro to Podcasting

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