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Events

Monday, December 16
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Beth welcome you to a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 24 months.  There will be lots of play time and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Monday, December 16
5:00pm - 6:00pm
This event has been rescheduled to Dec. 16!  Karen Katin from Stitchery is back to lead you through the ins and outs of sewing a holiday project.  For kids in grades 2 - 5.  No prior sewing experience required.  Registration is... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, December 17
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Johnna and Ms. Ashley will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.     
Event Location: Children’s Room
Tuesday, December 17
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Library Book by Susan Orlean. chronicle of the Los Angeles Public Library fire of April 28, 1986 and its... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, December 17
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Library Book by Susan Orlean. chronicle of the Los Angelas Public Library fire of April 28, 1986 and its... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, December 18
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  
Event Location: Children’s Room
Thursday, December 19
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age. No... Read More
Event Location: Children’s Room
Thursday, December 19
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us in making their own gingerbread houses! We will supply all the materials (and candy!) and you supply the creativity and fun! Registration required and space is limited, so sign up now! 
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, December 24
9:00am - 8:00pm
Library closed due to holiday
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, December 25
9:00am - 8:00pm
Library closed due to holiday
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, December 31
9:00am - 8:00pm
Library closed due to holiday
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, January 01
9:00am - 8:00pm
Library closed due to holiday
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, January 06
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Beth welcome you to a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 24 months.  There will be lots of play time and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Monday, January 06
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, January 07
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Johnna and Ms. Ashley will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.     
Event Location: Children’s Room
Tuesday, January 07
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Unit Owner Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, January 08
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  
Event Location: Children’s Room
Wednesday, January 08
2:15pm - 3:15pm
Staff Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, January 09
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age. No... Read More
Event Location: Children’s Room
Thursday, January 09
2:00pm - 4:00pm
WRC Staff Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, January 11
10:00am - 2:00pm
Meeting of Little Rhody Thrummers Group
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, January 13
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Beth welcome you to a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 24 months.  There will be lots of play time and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Monday, January 13
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Monthly meeting of the PHS Board
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, January 14
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Johnna and Ms. Ashley will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.     
Event Location: Children’s Room
Tuesday, January 14
6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Burning of the His Majesty’s Schooner Gaspee: An Attack on Crown Rule Before the American Revolution, by Stephen Park   The Portsmouth Historical Society in partnership with the Portsmouth Free Public Library hosts regular... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, January 15
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  
Event Location: Children’s Room
Wednesday, January 15
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Professional Development for Newport County Regional Special Education
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, January 16
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age. No... Read More
Event Location: Children’s Room
Thursday, January 16
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Co-sponsored by the Library and the Portsmouth Historical Society, Town Historian Jim Garman will give a lecture titled ... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, January 18
10:00am - 11:00am
If you have a basic level of Spanish and wish to practice speaking, comprehension, and reading, join Cynthia for a relaxed hour of Spanish conversation.  This session will continue your practice every other Saturday at the same time & place.... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Sunday, January 19
9:00am - 8:00pm
Library closed due to holiday
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, January 20
9:00am - 8:00pm
Library closed due to holiday
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, January 20
5:15pm - 7:30pm
Monthly Portsmouth Historical Society Board of Trustees Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, January 21
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Johnna and Ms. Ashley will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.     
Event Location: Children’s Room
Tuesday, January 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Greater Journey : Americans in Paris by David McCollough. The story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others set off for Paris between 19830 and 1900... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, January 22
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  
Event Location: Children’s Room
Wednesday, January 22
5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Rhode Island Agricultural Energy Program (RIAgEP) is a competitive grant program for the implementation of agricultural projects that improve energy efficiency and facilitate renewable energy. This is a collaborative project of RI RC&D, the... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, January 23
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age. No... Read More
Event Location: Children’s Room
Thursday, January 23
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 program is free and open to... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, January 23
6:30pm - 7:30pm
During the cold winter months, award-winning Massachusetts wildlife photographer Peter Christoph spends his days along the Atlantic coast following the movements of a few snowy owls during their winter migration to our New England beaches.  They fly... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, January 27
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Beth welcome you to a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 24 months.  There will be lots of play time and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Tuesday, January 28
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Johnna and Ms. Ashley will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.     
Event Location: Children’s Room
Wednesday, January 29
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  
Event Location: Children’s Room
Thursday, January 30
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age. No... Read More
Event Location: Children’s Room
Thursday, January 30
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Interested in ditching cable and catering your TV/Movie/Streaming needs to fit your life? Come to this informative program explaining the most popular options. Registration required.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, February 01
10:00am - 11:00am
If you have a basic level of Spanish and wish to practice speaking, comprehension, and reading, join Cynthia for a relaxed hour of Spanish conversation.  This session will continue your practice every other Saturday at the same time & place.... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, February 03
10:00am - 10:30am
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Beth welcome you to a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 24 months.  There will be lots of play time and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.
Event Location: Children’s Room
Monday, February 03
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, February 04
10:00am - 10:45am
Ms. Johnna and Ms. Ashley will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.     
Event Location: Children’s Room
Tuesday, February 04
6:30pm - 7:30pm
More details to come, but we will have a coordinating lecture offered to coincide with the Portsmouth Historical Society Book Club. Burning of the Gaspee by Dr. John Concannon will provide local connections, pictures, and a full lecture. Be sure to... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room

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