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


Virtual Visit to the Great Swamp Management Area

Crisp spring mornings teeming with the anticipation of sunrise contain a beautiful surprise to the observant eye. The sky dance of the American woodcock (photo by Gerry Krausse) is one of the earliest and most theatrical signs of spring. Learn all about these strange and amazing birds and the unique young forests they inhabit in Rhode Island with the RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife!

Game Day

Join us in the Children's Room for a day of classic games.    

10:00 Board & Dice Games (Yahtzee, Tenzi, Candy Land, Chutes & Ladders)

11:00 BINGO (Christmas, Star Wars, American Girl)

11:30 Card Games (Uno, Slapzi, Set, Spot it, Old Maid, Go Fish)

12:00 Strategy Games (No-Stress Chess, Mancala, Chinese Checkers, Connect Four)

Family Yoga with Mary Cadmus

Join yoga teacher Mary Cadmus for a family-oriented yoga class at the library.  Mary was intially drawn to the athleticism and beauty that yoga's movements held.  She soon wanted to know more about the "why" she felt so good from yoga leading her to pursue her Yoga Teacher Certification.  She pulls from her broad vinyasa knowledge to create classes that feel good in the body and calm in the mind.  Her classes provide a calm, challenging environment that allows for play and creativity that is perfect f

Tree Lighting

Please join us on Sunday, December 2 at 5:30 PM at Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, Portsmouth, for the 35th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting program.  The tree lighting will take place when Santa Claus arrives at 6 PM.  Santa will greet each child in the Library after the lighting and cocoa and cookies will be served.  Bri


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