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Adult Events

Monday, March 25
6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Portsmouth Historical Society in partnership with Portsmouth Free Public Library will host a book club discussion of Nathanael Greene by Gerald M. Carbone . The book discussion will be held at the Library. Gerald M. Carbone breathes new life... Read More
Tuesday, March 26
4:30pm - 6:00pm
The Mello Program Room is reserved for a meeting.
Tuesday, March 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
Thursday, April 04
6:30pm - 7:30pm
This talk will examine the life and ideas of Roger Williams, described by Cotton Mather, a preacher in the late 17th century, as: “the first rebel against the divine church [of England] established in the wilderness.” The Second... Read More
Sunday, April 07
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Want to get started on your family history but not ready to commit to the cost of Ancestry.com? The library offers our in-house edition of Ancestry for FREE! Come learn the basics of using the site and what is available to patrons. The differences... Read More
Tuesday, April 16
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of ??? (info to follow after the March planning session) Copies will be available for checkout at the adult circulation desk.  No sign up is required.  Refreshments will be served.... Read More
Thursday, April 18
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
Saturday, April 20
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Members of the RI Historical Cemetery Commission, Pegee Malcolm is the chairwoman and Lew Keen represents Newport County, will speak about the many historical cemeteries in RI. The 14 member commission represents the 5 counties in RI and maintains a... Read More
Saturday, April 27
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Michael F. Dwyer, named after his grandfather born in Newport, has been researching his Rhode Island families for 40 years. His maternal roots go back to some of Portsmouth’s earliest families: Tripp, Cornell, Brayton, and Dennis. A Fellow of the... Read More
Monday, April 29
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Scott Travers from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, is hosting a FREE fly tying and fly fishing event.  Participants will learn to make their own fresh water flies over a couple of sessions then... Read More
Tuesday, April 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
Thursday, May 02
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Scott Travers from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, is hosting a FREE fly tying and fly fishing event.  Participants will learn to make their own fresh water flies over a couple of sessions then... Read More
Saturday, May 04
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Anne B. Wagner will help you get organized and stay on track with your family history research with forms that belong in every genealogist's toolkit.  Every family historian needs certain staple charts and worksheets for tracking relatives and... Read More
Tuesday, May 07
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cherry Fletcher Bamberg is the author of several books, most recently co-author with Judith C. Harbold of John Clarke’s World.   While John Clarke is well known, his wives are very much in his shadow.  Find out more about... Read More
Tuesday, May 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of ??? (info to follow after the March planning session) Copies will be available for checkout at the adult circulation desk.  No sign up is required.  Refreshments will be served.... 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
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.
Wednesday, June 12
9:00am - 1:00pm
Training session for library staff.
Tuesday, June 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of ??? (info to follow after the March planning session) Copies will be available for checkout at the adult circulation desk.  No sign up is required.  Refreshments will be served.... 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
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 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
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 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 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 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