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The Library will be closed Monday, May 30 in honor of Memorial Day.
Monday - Thursday: 9 AM to 8 PM
Friday - Saturday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday: Closed until September 11
Bright Shiny Faces: A Retrospective Look at Portsmouth Schools of Old is a collection from the Portsmouth Historical Society. Written records indicate that as early as 1716 the freeman in the town of Portsmouth, “…having considered how excellent an ornament learning is to mankind,” made an appropriation for building a schoolhouse. This was no doubt the first schoolhouse constructed at town expense. The collection of photographs and memorobilia is on display at the Library.
Kermin Liu, Esq., volunteer tutor, will be at the Library every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:00 PM to help students with free homework help in arithmetic (including decimals and fractions), pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, and calculus. Also, get help in how to study for other subjects such as history, science, English, etc. Kermin has been practicing law for 14 years and also has a bachelor's degree in mathematics. Please call the Library at 683-9457 to sign up.
Want to try out fishing without buying all the stuff? Check out a pole at the library! Tackle boxes are coming soon.
The Rhode Island Historical Society is a great resource for genealogists and historians alike. Pack a lunch and join us at noon on Monday, May 23, at Portsmouth Free Public Library, as RIHS librarians Phoebe Bean and Michelle Chiles show and tell about the collections and their usefulness in family research. They will highlight Portsmouth resources in the holdings as well as new additions to the collections, reading room renovations, new resources, old favorites, and more!
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