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

Events

Tuesday, August 20
4:30pm - 5:30pm
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
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
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
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, August 21
9:15am - 5:00pm
Boots to Business is a day long entrepreneurial training for military service members that are transitioning out of the military and want to start a business.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
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
Event Location: Book Nook
Wednesday, September 04
10:00am - 2:00pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, September 09
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, September 10
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Drop by the reference desk and one of our staff members will help answer your technology questions.  Use our laptop or bring your own device.  Bring your questions and passwords to this free, drop in program.
Event Location: Teen Space
Tuesday, September 10
6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ferry Landing owners meeting.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, September 11
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, September 13
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Monthly Staff Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, September 16
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for their own YouTube paint night! We supply everything you need, including the online tutorial and snacks, and you provide the fun and creativity! This program uses acrylics, so please dress in clothes... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, September 17
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Drop by the reference desk and one of our staff members will help answer your technology questions.  Use our laptop or bring your own device.  Bring your questions and passwords to this free, drop in program.
Event Location: Teen Space
Tuesday, September 17
4:30pm - 5:30pm
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
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
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
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, September 18
6:00pm - 7:45pm
Private meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, September 19
6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Portsmouth Historical Society in partnership with Portsmouth Free Public Library will host a book club discussion of Killed Strangely: the Death of Rebecca Cornell by Elaine Forman Crane. The book discussion will be held at the library. On a... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, September 24
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Drop by the reference desk and one of our staff members will help answer your technology questions.  Use our laptop or bring your own device.  Bring your questions and passwords to this free, drop in program.
Event Location: Teen Space
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
Event Location: Book Nook
Thursday, September 26
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Begin a new project or work on an exisiting  project
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, September 26
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us and learn the basics of using Google Docs for your document needs. Basic computer skills necessary. Please register by clicking below or call 401-683-9457
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 01
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Drop by the reference desk and one of our staff members will help answer your technology questions.  Use our laptop or bring your own device.  Bring your questions and passwords to this free, drop in program.
Event Location: Teen Space
Wednesday, October 02
10:00am - 12:00pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, October 07
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 08
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Drop by the reference desk and one of our staff members will help answer your technology questions.  Use our laptop or bring your own device.  Bring your questions and passwords to this free, drop in program.
Event Location: Teen Space
Tuesday, October 08
6:30pm - 8:00pm
One of the goals of the Consumer Protection Unit of the RI Office of the Attorney General is protect consumers from fraud and scams.  Scams are becoming ever prevalent and to make matters worse, scams have become increasingly clever and convincing... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, October 09
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, October 09
5:00pm - 8:00pm
A free workshop for aspiring adult and teenage writers of science fiction, horror, fantasy, superhero and supernatural fiction with author & editor Lauren Elise Daniels. Speculative fiction asks the question, 'What if...?' and... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 15
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Drop by the reference desk and one of our staff members will help answer your technology questions.  Use our laptop or bring your own device.  Bring your questions and passwords to this free, drop in program.
Event Location: Teen Space
Tuesday, October 15
4:30pm - 5:30pm
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
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
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
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, October 16
9:30am - 12:00pm
Staff training.  Please sign up at OSL Connects.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, October 18
7:00pm - 9:00pm
More info to follow!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Sunday, October 20
2:00pm - 4:00pm
More info to come! 
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 22
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Drop by the reference desk and one of our staff members will help answer your technology questions.  Use our laptop or bring your own device.  Bring your questions and passwords to this free, drop in program.
Event Location: Teen Space
Thursday, October 24
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Begin a new project or work on an exisiting  project
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, October 28
6:00pm - 7:30pm
More details to come!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 29
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Drop by the reference desk and one of our staff members will help answer your technology questions.  Use our laptop or bring your own device.  Bring your questions and passwords to this free, drop in program.
Event Location: Teen Space
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
Event Location: Book Nook
Monday, November 04
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 05
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Drop by the reference desk and one of our staff members will help answer your technology questions.  Use our laptop or bring your own device.  Bring your questions and passwords to this free, drop in program.
Event Location: Teen Space
Tuesday, November 05
6:30pm - 7:30pm
More details to come!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, November 06
10:00am - 12:00pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 12
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Drop by the reference desk and one of our staff members will help answer your technology questions.  Use our laptop or bring your own device.  Bring your questions and passwords to this free, drop in program.
Event Location: Teen Space
Tuesday, November 12
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Only until 4:00pm. The page wouldn’t let me put 4:00pm
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, November 13
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, November 14
6:30pm - 7:30pm
More details to come! For grades 4-12.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, November 18
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us for our second YouTube Paint Night! BYOB, so 21+ only please. Painting to come. Registration opens on September 1st. Limited to 18 participants. 
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 19
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Drop by the reference desk and one of our staff members will help answer your technology questions.  Use our laptop or bring your own device.  Bring your questions and passwords to this free, drop in program.
Event Location: Teen Space
Tuesday, November 19
4:30pm - 5:30pm
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
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
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
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room

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