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

The Library will be closed on Sunday, 2/19, and Monday, 2/20.  The book drop is always open for your returns.

Events

Saturday, February 04
10:00am - 11:30am
This class is now full.  Registration will place you on the waiting list. Melissa Steadman from Steady Hands Crochet will be here to help you learn the basics of the... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, February 06
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage players Carol and Jackie and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide the fun.  This card... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, February 06
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 07
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for babies age 0-18 months! Older children are always welcome.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 07
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting of Local NARFE Members
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, February 08
9:00am - 5:00pm
Valentine's available ALL DAY in the Children's Room!
Event Location: Children’s Room
Wednesday, February 08
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Portsmouth Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, February 08
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Board Meeting.  Not open to the Public
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, February 09
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for children age 3 and up! Younger children are always welcome!
Event Location: Children’s Room
Friday, February 10
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for children age 3 and up! Younger children are always welcome!
Event Location: Children’s Room
Saturday, February 11
10:00am - 12:00pm
CALLING ALL ADVENTURERS! Join us for a Dungeons & Dragons (5e) one-shot adventure and become a hero on dangerous quests to search for treasure, battle deadly foes, and even carry out daring rescues.  Haven't played before?  No problem,... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, February 13
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage players Carol and Jackie and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide the fun.  This card... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 14
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for babies age 0-18 months! Older children are always welcome.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 14
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Marie is back with more chair yoga exercises!  Chair yoga is a gentle approach to Yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair, and, often, we also stand utilizing our chair.  Participants receive all the benefit of Yoga: Helps with Balance Improves... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, February 15
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for toddlers age 18 months- 3 years! Older children are always welcome!
Event Location: Children’s Room
Wednesday, February 15
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Expert rug hooker Roberta Conti will provide advice and enthusiasm for all rug-hookers, new and experienced alike.  Bring your projects and enjoy the company of others as you work and learn this creative craft.   This workshop is free and open to... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, February 15
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a Dungeons & Dragons (5e) adventure and become a hero on dangerous quests to search for treasure, battle deadly foes, or carry out daring feats.  Haven't played before?  No problem, this adventure is welcoming to all levels of... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, February 16
9:30am - 11:30pm
Portsmouth Garden Club
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, February 16
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for children age 3 and up! Younger children are always welcome!
Event Location: Children’s Room
Friday, February 17
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for children age 3 and up! Younger children are always welcome!
Event Location: Children’s Room
Friday, February 17
3:30pm - 4:30pm
FIBER ARTS IS NOW 2X/MONTH! Are you a knitter? Crocheter? Someone who enjoys embroidery, needlepoint, or spinning? Join us on the first AND third Friday of every month for a makers social. Bring your WIP and a beverage of choice and... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Sunday, February 19
9:00am - 8:00pm
The library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Tuesday Feb. 21 at 9 am.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, February 20
9:00am - 8:00pm
The library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Tuesday Feb. 21 at 9 am.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 21
10:30am - 12:00pm
STEM Week Day 1 for Pre-K! Our Book of the Day is Ada Twist, Scientist! After the story, kids and parents can participate in Baking Soda Science!  Registration is required and open now! 
Event Location: Children’s Room
Tuesday, February 21
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Marie is back with more chair yoga exercises!  Chair yoga is a gentle approach to Yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair, and, often, we also stand utilizing our chair.  Participants receive all the benefit of Yoga: Helps with Balance Improves... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 21
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Doctors Blackwell by Janice P. Minura.  Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Doctors Blackwell by Janice P. Minura.  Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, February 22
10:30am - 12:00pm
STEM Week Day 2 for Grades K and 1! Our Book of the Day is The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! After the story, kids and parents can participate in making bird feeders!  Registration is required and open now! 
Event Location: Children’s Room
Wednesday, February 22
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Introduction to Seed Starting   We plant some seeds directly in the ground.  Others are best grown indoors to transplant-readiness.  This talk will cover the option of starting seeds indoors for transplanting to the garden.  It will give you an... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, February 23
10:30am - 12:00pm
STEM Week Day 3 for Grades 2 and 3! Our Book of the Day is Iggy Peck, Architect! After the story, kids and parents can participate in building towers using spaghetti and mini marshmallows!  Registration is required and open now! 
Event Location: Children’s Room
Friday, February 24
10:30am - 12:00pm
STEM Week Day 4 for Grades 4 and 5! Our Book of the Day is Things that Float and Things that Don't! After the story, kids and parents can participate in building a raft out of plastic straws and string and then trying to get it to float... Read More
Event Location: Children’s Room
Monday, February 27
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage players Carol and Jackie and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide the fun.  This card... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 28
10:30am - 11:00am
Story Time for babies age 0-18 months! Older children are always welcome.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 28
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Marie is back with more chair yoga exercises!  Chair yoga is a gentle approach to Yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair, and, often, we also stand utilizing our chair.  Participants receive all the benefit of Yoga: Helps with Balance Improves... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 28
6:30pm - 7:30pm
We have decided to join forces, and all odd months will be in Tiverton on the last MONDAY of the month, while all even months will be here, in Portsmouth, on the last TUESDAY of the month. The following months will be at the Portsmouth Free... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, March 01
10:00am - 12:00pm
Portsmouth Garden Club Board Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, March 03
3:30pm - 4:30pm
FIBER ARTS IS NOW 2X/MONTH! Are you a knitter? Crocheter? Someone who enjoys embroidery, needlepoint, or spinning? Join us on the first AND third Friday of every month for a makers social. Bring your WIP and a beverage of choice and... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, March 06
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage players Carol and Jackie and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide the fun.  This card... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, March 06
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, March 07
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Monthly Meeting of NARFE group.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, March 07
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for our social security basics course Topics Include: -Strategies for how and when to file depending on your personal situation. -Advantages for married couples who coordinate the timing of their benefits. -Ways to claim a spousal benefit... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, March 08
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Portsmouth Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, March 08
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Come join us for a musical journey celebrating the "Irish in America" with Mary King, Cathy Clasper-Torch, and Dan Lanier.  Irish immigrants captured the heart of the nation with their mix of Irish jigs, ballads, folk songs, storytelling and humor.... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, March 11
10:00am - 12:00pm
CALLING ALL ADVENTURERS! Join us for a Dungeons & Dragons (5e) one-shot adventure and become a hero on dangerous quests to search for treasure, battle deadly foes, and even carry out daring rescues.  Haven't played before?  No problem,... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, March 13
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage players Carol and Jackie and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide the fun.  This card... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, March 13
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Parents and students will be meeting to go over itinerary for an international trip.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, March 14
6:30pm - 7:30pm
In recognition of Women's History month, Portsmouth Free Public Library will host a lecture on three Rhode Island women of the 19th and 20th centuries presented by Fred Zilian, Ph. D. A talented, independent-minded woman, Julia Ward Howe... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, March 15
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Expert rug hooker Roberta Conti will provide advice and enthusiasm for all rug-hookers, new and experienced alike.  Bring your projects and enjoy the company of others as you work and learn this creative craft.   This workshop is free and open to... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, March 15
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a Dungeons & Dragons (5e) adventure and become a hero on dangerous quests to search for treasure, battle deadly foes, or carry out daring feats.  Haven't played before?  No problem, this adventure is welcoming to all levels of... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, March 17
3:30pm - 4:30pm
FIBER ARTS IS NOW 2X/MONTH! Are you a knitter? Crocheter? Someone who enjoys embroidery, needlepoint, or spinning? Join us on the first AND third Friday of every month for a makers social. Bring your WIP and a beverage of choice and... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room

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