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Events

Monday, October 03
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage player Carol at Portsmouth Free Public Library and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, October 03
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Are you or a family member living with a mental health or substance use disorder? Do you want to help improve services in our area? Your experiences hold critical insight to help improve care in your community. No Wrong Door, a behavioral health... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, October 03
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 04
10:00am - 11:30am
BT Cataloging continuing ed.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 04
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Monthly Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 04
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Oakland Farms Condo Association Annual Meeting of the Executive Board and Unit Owners.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, October 05
10:00am - 12:00pm
Portsmouth Garen Club Board Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, October 05
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Monthly meeting of the Committee.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, October 07
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Are you a knitter? Crocheter? Someone who enjoys embroidery, needlepoint, or spinning? Join us on the first Friday of every month for a makers social. Bring your WIP and a beverage of choice and enjoy a dedicated hour with others to work on your... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, October 08
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
Sunday, October 09
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Tuesday at 9 am.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, October 10
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Tuesday at 9 am.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 11
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, October 11
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Annual meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, October 17
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage player Carol at Portsmouth Free Public Library and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, October 17
6:30pm - 7:30pm
This lecture will focus on three Rhode Island women of the 19th and 20th centuries. A talented, independent-minded woman, Julia Ward Howe was a poet, writer, playwright, preacher, lecturer, and reform leader. Her daughter, Maud Howe Elliott, was a... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 18
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, October 18
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of All That She Carried by Tiya Miles.  In 1850s South Carolina, an enslaved woman named Rose faced a crisis: the imminent sale of her daughter Ashley. Thinking quickly, she packed a cotton bag for her with a few items, and... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of All That She Carried by Tiya Miles.  In 1850s South Carolina, an enslaved woman named Rose faced a crisis: the imminent sale of her daughter Ashley. Thinking quickly, she packed a cotton bag for her with a few items, and... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, October 19
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, October 19
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, October 21
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Lunch and Learn
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, October 22
2:00pm - 3:00pm
For our first selection, we'll read and talk about the very popular Tweet Cute by Emma Lord.  We'll do a small activity while we discuss the book and decide which book to read for the next... Read More
Event Location: Teen Space
Monday, October 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm
More info soon  
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, October 25
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, October 25
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us the last Tuesday of each month to discuss a Young Adult book title. This book club is open to everyone that wants to read the book, regardless of age. Snacks provided, feel free to bring your own drink or hot beverage. No registration... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, October 26
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Class on Social Security planning.  Open to the public.  No registration is required.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 01
1:00pm - 2:30pm
NARFE Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 01
3:00pm - 4:30pm
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, November 02
10:00am - 12:00pm
Portsmouth Garen Club Board Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, November 04
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Are you a knitter? Crocheter? Someone who enjoys embroidery, needlepoint, or spinning? Join us on the first Friday of every month for a makers social. Bring your WIP and a beverage of choice and enjoy a dedicated hour with others to work on your... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, November 05
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, November 07
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 08
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Monthly meeting of the Committee.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, November 11
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Saturday at 9 am.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, November 14
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Association special meeting to review budget 2023
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 15
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell.  In 1580’s England, during the Black Plague a young Latin tutor falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman in this “exceptional historical novel” (The New Yorker) and best-... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 15
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell.  In 1580’s England, during the Black Plague a young Latin tutor falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman in this “exceptional historical novel” (The New Yorker) and best-... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, November 16
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, November 16
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
Wednesday, November 23
10:00am - 12:00pm
Are you brave enough to answer the call? Join us for a Dungeons & Dragons one-shot event.  We will be playing D&D, 5th edition IN-PERSON.   Haven't played before?  No problem, this game is perfect for new players.... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, November 23
5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Library is Closing at 5 pm today.  We will reopen on Friday at 9 am.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, November 24
9:00am - 6:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Friday at 9 am.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Tuesday, November 29
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us the last Tuesday of each month to discuss a Young Adult book title. This book club is open to everyone that wants to read the book, regardless of age. Snacks provided, feel free to bring your own drink or hot beverage. No registration... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Thursday, December 01
9:00am - 12:50pm
Hold for Looms and Libraries set up.
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Friday, December 02
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Are you a knitter? Crocheter? Someone who enjoys embroidery, needlepoint, or spinning? Join us on the first Friday of every month for a makers social. Bring your WIP and a beverage of choice and enjoy a dedicated hour with others to work on your... Read More
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Saturday, December 03
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
Sunday, December 04
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Tree lighting at the Library!  More info soon!
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Monday, December 05
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library board meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room
Wednesday, December 07
10:00am - 12:00pm
Portsmouth Garen Club Board Meeting
Event Location: Michael W. Mello Program Room

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