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Tuesday, May 28
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Have a new device (phone, tablet, or laptop?) or technology question? We can help! Bring your device, passwords, and library card (if using Overdrive or Libby) and any questions you might have and one of our librarians will do their best to assist... Read More
Tuesday, May 28
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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... Read More
Tuesday, May 28
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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... Read More
Tuesday, May 28
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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... Read More
Wednesday, May 29
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Free developmental screenings offered to children ages 3 to 5 who are residents of Portsmouth, by appointment only.
Friday, May 31
9:00am - 5:00pm
Portsmouth Garden Club plant sale set up
Saturday, June 01
9:00am - 2:00pm
Portsmouth Garden Club and Portsmouth Free Public Library will be having the 1st annual plant sale.  There will be many items for sale – all kinds of plants; books on gardening and landscaping; planters, pots, and other gardening items; tea cup... Read More
Sunday, June 02
9:00am - 3:00pm
View art works by local artist Matthew Kieron during the month of June during regular library hours.
Monday, June 03
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Board of Trustees meeting.
Tuesday, June 04
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Training session for library staff.
Wednesday, June 05
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Training session for library staff.
Thursday, June 06
6:30pm - 7:30pm
85th Anniversary Presentation
Tuesday, June 11
11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn everything you need to know to safely and confidently use a sewing machine in this introductory class with Karen Katin from The Stitchery! All materials will be provided to make a simple project. No experience or machine necessary, use one of... Read More
Tuesday, June 11
11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn everything you need to know to safely and confidently use a sewing machine in this introductory class with Karen Katin from The Stitchery! All materials will be provided to make a simple project. No experience or machine necessary, use one of... Read More
Tuesday, June 11
11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn everything you need to know to safely and confidently use a sewing machine in this introductory class with Karen Katin from The Stitchery! All materials will be provided to make a simple project. No experience or machine necessary, use one of... Read More
Wednesday, June 12
9:00am - 1:00pm
Training session for library staff.  The Library will be closed to the public during this time.
Thursday, June 13
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Staff Meeting
Thursday, June 13
6:00pm - 7:45pm
Create your very own fused glass pendant.  Deenie Pacik Giuliano will walk participants through creating their own fused glass creation.  Finished products will need to be picked up at the library after they have been fired.  Registration is... Read More
Thursday, June 13
6:00pm - 7:45pm
Create your very own fused glass pendant.  Deenie Pacik Giuliano will walk participants through creating their own fused glass creation.  Finished products will need to be picked up at the library after they have been fired.  Registration is... Read More
Saturday, June 15
10:00am - 1:00pm
HOA Yearly Meeting
Tuesday, June 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. The first book in the Philip Marlowe series was written in 1939 and features a hard-boiled detective.  It was selected as one of Time Magazine's All-Time 100 Novels.... Read More
Tuesday, June 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. The first book in the Philip Marlowe series was written in 1939 and features a hard-boiled detective.  It was selected as one of Time Magazine's All-Time 100 Novels.... Read More
Thursday, June 20
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn the craft of rug hooking if you are new to the craft or work on an existing project if you are a seasoned rug hooker at "The Island Hook-In" taught by Roberta Conti.  This session will show newcomers how to do rug hooking and get advice on... Read More
Monday, June 24
6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Portsmouth Historical Society in partnership with Portsmouth Free Public Library will host a book club discussion of From Slaves to Soldiers :The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution by Robert A. Geake. The book discussion will... Read More
Monday, June 24
6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Portsmouth Historical Society in partnership with Portsmouth Free Public Library will host a book club discussion of From Slaves to Soldiers :The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution by Robert A. Geake. The book discussion will... Read More
Tuesday, June 25
2:00pm - 3:00am
Teens - Come to this fun, high energy program!   Dean Watts of Rising Sun Jiu-Jitsu will teach some basic self-defense and some participants will break a board!  Registration is required as space is limited for this free program for those entering... Read More
Tuesday, June 25
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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... Read More
Tuesday, June 25
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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,... Read More
Tuesday, June 25
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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... Read More
Tuesday, June 25
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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... Read More

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