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Adult Events

Wednesday, May 22
10:00am - 11:00am
Mary Cadmus will hold a yoga class that will be fun for the whole family.  Mary was initially drawn to yoga by the athleticism and beauty of its movements but realized that it also made her feel good.  She obtained her Yoga Teacher Certificate so... Read More
Thursday, May 23
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
Thursday, May 23
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Arthur Frazzano, MD, will be discussing how to talk to your primary care physician in this informative presentation geared toward older adults or those with acute or chronic problems.  Dr. Frazzano will talk about how to choose the best primary care... 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, 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
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
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
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
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, July 09
8:00pm - 9:30pm
All ages - Come see the night sky! We will have telescopes and volunteers will be on hand to point out objects in the night sky.  There will be activities in the library as well.  Program will be canceled if it rains.  Please register for this free... Read More
Tuesday, July 16
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of Code Girls : The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II by Liza... Read More
Monday, July 29
6:00pm - 8:00pm
For our Adult Summer Reading Program, we are excited to have invited Karen Katin from local shop Stitchery to help teach a hand embroidery class with LED lights! Create your own constellation on a small hoop that lights up! Space is very limited, so... Read More
Tuesday, July 30
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
Monday, August 05
5:30pm - 7:30pm
As part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, we invite you to join us for a YouTube paint party! We will supply all the materials and refreshments, you supply the creativity and fun! We will be using acrylic paints, so be sure to dress appropriately... Read More
Friday, August 16
6:00pm - 8:00pm
For adults 21+ only: Did you participate in our Adult Summer Reading program? If you turned in any event or book slips, join us for a fun night of wine and dessert to celebrate the end of summer reading! Our raffle prizes will be given away during... Read More
Tuesday, August 20
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense and generous hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila, growing up in Naples, Italy during the 1950s.  Copies will be... Read More
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 registration is required. Take a break from your adult life enjoy some teen... Read More
Tuesday, September 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 Brown. Epic quest for a gold medal during the 1936 Olympics, a team that... Read More
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 registration is required. Take a break from your adult life enjoy some teen... Read More
Tuesday, October 15
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of A Long Way Home : a Memoir  by Saroo Brierly. This is the incredible true story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in a journey from India to... Read More
Tuesday, October 29
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, November 12
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of A Long Way Home : a Memoir  by Saroo Brierly. Doris Kearns Goodwin examines four presidents —Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to show how... Read More
Tuesday, November 19
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Doris Kearns Goodwin examines four presidents —Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to... Read More
Tuesday, November 26
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, December 17
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Library Book by Susan Orlean. chronicle of the Los Angelas Public Library fire of April 28, 1986 and its... Read More

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