Saturday's Family Film Event

On Saturday, April 27 Audible Earth and the Portsmouth Free Public Library will be co-presenting The Power of Music Film Festival. This unique four-day event celebrates the force that is music and its impact around the world.

The festival kicks off at 10:00am with Brazilian crafts and snacks with the Portsmouth Arts Guild, followed at 10:45am with a screening of Rio

For more information, call 683-9457.

Library Director's Blog

It's hard to believe that winter is here when it's so warm out!  But if you are spending lots of time indoors right now, we have lots of new books and books on CD, DVDs and blu-rays for you to enjoy.  When winter boredom strikes, there are programs for all ages at the library - calligraphy, cooking and computer classes, book groups and children's story times.

We hope to see you soon.




RI State Archives

The RI State Archives is organizing a genealogy and family history workshop at the Library on Monday, April 30th at 6:30pm. Join Archives staff for a discussion on identifying misinformation, how to search records, and how the State Archives can assist in in-depth family history research. Please sign up by clicking on the REGISTER button in the Calendar or calling the library at 683-9457.

Your Decision : Aging in Place

Join industry experts for a presentation on considerations & alternatives for aging in your community Thursday, April 19th at 6 PM.

New! Museum Pass

Available now!  Newport Car Museum pass!  Visit the private automobile collection which focuses on six decades of modern automotive design and celebrates cars as works of art.

American Jezebel

The Library & the Portsmouth Historical Society will host a discussion of American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Women Who Defied the Puritans, by Eve LaPlante. This will be the first of a series of book discussions on books about local history selected by the Portsmouth Historical Society. Copies of this title will be available for checkout at the library.  This event is free and open to the public. Please sign up by clicking on the REGISTER button in the Calendar or calling the library at 683-9457.

Spanish Class

Come Saturday, April 14 at 3 PM to practice your conversational Spanish skills @ the library. All levels and all ages are welcome. 

Sign up for programs!

To sign up for our programs, click on the CALENDAR button above to see what is coming up.  Then click on REGISTER or call the library at 683-9457 and we'll do it for you.

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