Third Tuesday Book Club

Date: 
Tue, 04/19/2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for a discussion of Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.  In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf’s inimitable fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis’s wife.

Portsmouth Resources at RI Historical Society

Date: 
Mon, 05/23/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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!

The Early Years of Portsmouth with Jim Garman

Date: 
Thu, 03/24/2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Due to the popularity of the lecture on March 9 "The Early Years of Portsmouth" featuring Town Historian and Historical Society President, Jim Garman, will present it again. “ An important part of the Portsmouth Historical Society’s mission is public education. We want to make Portsmouth’s history accessible to all by displaying and discussing our historical documents and artifacts with our community,” says Garman. “This week’s events are the first of several planned throughout the year, to include more public lectures, as well as social events.

Identity Theft with Linda Bouchard

Date: 
Tue, 03/22/2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

RI DEM Free Tree Event

Date: 
Sat, 04/23/2016 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

RI DEM and its partners are providing 1,000 free trees for you to select at Portsmouth Free Public Library.  The trees will be in the Library parking lot from 9 AM to noon.  Homeowners must pre-register online after March 28 at www.arborday.org/ridem to receive their free tree.

The Early Years of Portsmouth with Jim Garman

Date: 
Wed, 03/09/2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The first in a series of events planned throughout the year is a lecture "The Early Years of Portsmouth" featuring Town Historian and Historical Society President, Jim Garman, at the Library. “ An important part of the Portsmouth Historical Society’s mission is public education. We want to make Portsmouth’s history accessible to all by displaying and discussing our historical documents and artifacts with our community,” says Garman. “This week’s events are the first of several planned throughout the year, to include more public lectures, as well as social events.

Cooking with Alex

Date: 
Mon, 04/18/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Chef Alexandra Day will demonstrate how to prepare some delicious recipes using eggs such as omelettes, and ouefs en cocotte, and skillet eggs with wine specially chosen to complement the selections.

This program is open to the public over the age of 21. A materials fee of $10 will be collected the night of the program. Please stop by or call the library at 683-9457 to sign up.

Genealogy with Lynda Rego

Date: 
Sun, 04/24/2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Lynda Rego will be conducting a 3-part series of classes on genealogy at Portsmouth Free Public Library.

Lynda Rego writes a genealogy column, “Climbing Your Family Tree,” for East Bay Newspapers. She has been doing genealogical research for herself and others since 2004 and has 3,500 people on her family tree, including lots of early Colonial ancestors in New England. She loves getting others hooked on starting a search for their roots.

Genealogy with Lynda Rego

Date: 
Sun, 04/10/2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Lynda Rego will be conducting a 3-part series of classes on genealogy at Portsmouth Free Public Library.

Lynda Rego writes a genealogy column, “Climbing Your Family Tree,” for East Bay Newspapers. She has been doing genealogical research for herself and others since 2004 and has 3,500 people on her family tree, including lots of early Colonial ancestors in New England. She loves getting others hooked on starting a search for their roots.

Genealogy with Lynda Rego

Date: 
Sun, 04/03/2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Lynda Rego will be conducting a 3-part series of classes on genealogy at Portsmouth Free Public Library.

Lynda Rego writes a genealogy column, “Climbing Your Family Tree,” for East Bay Newspapers. She has been doing genealogical research for herself and others since 2004 and has 3,500 people on her family tree, including lots of early Colonial ancestors in New England. She loves getting others hooked on starting a search for their roots.