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

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Join us for a discussion of Killed Strangely by Elaine Forman Crane on Thursday, 9/19 at 6 PM.
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Book Clubs

Our Third Tuesday Book Club will meet Tuesday, August 20th at (new time!) 4:30 and 6:30 to discuss My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante .  Refreshments will be served.

Our Teen Fiction Book Club will meet August 27th at 6:30 to discuss Eleanor and Parkby Rainbow Rowell.   All ages are welcomed.

About Us

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Portsmouth Free Public Library. It consists of members who are elected from the Portsmouth Free Public Library Association.  The Board meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 PM.  In case of a Monday holiday, the Board will meet on the second Monday of the month.  The first Monday in May is the annual meeting.

Association membership is open to all residents of the Town of Portsmouth who are eighteen years of age and pay annual dues. The Portsmouth Town Council may appoint two Trustees. The Trustees serve without remuneration of any kind. Non Residents may join the Association but do not have voting rights.

Hours & Contact

Summer Hours  
M-Tue 9am - 8pm
W-F 9am - 5pm
Sat 9am - 1pm
Sun Closed

Website funded by The Book Nook

Address
2658 E Main Rd
Portsmouth, RI
02871

Phone: (401) 683-9457

Fax:  (401) 683-5013

Upcoming Events

Aug
27
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...
Sep
16
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for their own YouTube paint night! We supply everything you need, including the online tutorial and snacks, and you provide the...
Sep
17
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Boys in the Boat : Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James...
Sep
17
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Boys in the Boat : Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James...
Aug
27
Tuesday, August 27
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...
Sep
10
Tuesday, September 10
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Drop by the reference desk and one of our staff members will help answer your technology questions.  Use our laptop or bring your own device.  Bring your questions and...
Sep
17
Tuesday, September 17
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Drop by the reference desk and one of our staff members will help answer your technology questions.  Use our laptop or bring your own device.  Bring your questions and...
Sep
17
Tuesday, September 17
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Boys in the Boat : Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James...
Nov
14
Thursday, November 14
6:30pm - 7:30pm
More details to come! For grades 4-12.
Aug
27
Tuesday, August 27
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...
Sep
16
Monday, September 16
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for their own YouTube paint night! We supply everything you need, including the online tutorial and snacks, and you provide the...
Sep
24
Tuesday, September 24
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...
Oct
09
Wednesday, October 09
5:00pm - 8:00pm
A free workshop for aspiring adult and teenage writers of science fiction, horror, fantasy, superhero and supernatural fiction with author & editor Lauren Elise Daniels....

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