2658 East Main Road | Portsmouth, RI | 02871 | (401) 683-9457 | Hours

The Children's Room is closed until further notice due to flooding. Story times will be held upstairs in the Mello Program Room.

Fall hours begin Tuesday, September 7.

Special Edition Afternoon Book Club

Prior to author Libby Copeland's virtual discussion on October 5th of "The Cultural Phenomena of Home DNA Testing," there will be a special book group meeting to discuss her book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are.

In The Lost Family, journalist Libby Copeland investigates what happens when we embark on a vast social experiment with little understanding of the ramifications. Copeland explores the culture of genealogy buffs, the science of DNA, and the business of companies like Ancestry and 23andMe, all while tracing the story of one woman, her unusual results, and a relentless methodical drive for answers that becomes a thoroughly modern genetic detective story. - Amazon

Copies will be available for checkout at the adult circulation desk.  No sign up is required.  Refreshments will be served.

Room Reservation: 
Tuesday, September 07
Program Time: 
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Event Category: 
Name of Organization: 
Portsmouth Free Public Library
Contact Name: 
Carolyn Magnus
Contact Phone Number: 
401 683-9457 ext. 113
Contact Email: 
carolyn.magnus@gmail.com