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Adult Events

Tuesday, October 15
2:30pm - 3:30pm
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.
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
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
Wednesday, October 16
9:30am - 12:00pm
Staff training.  Please sign up at OSL Connects.
Thursday, October 17
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Visit the library and talk with US Census Recruiting Assistant Edith Kloss to find out more about jobs during Census 2020.
Friday, October 18
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us for our 20th annual Taste of Portsmouth fundraiser! This event is 21+, with local breweries, wineries, and restaurants spread throughout the library for you to try! There will be both a live and silent auction, and all you can eat food and... Read More
Sunday, October 20
2:00pm - 4:00pm
This will be an introduction to two of our brand new databases! We now have American Ancestors available for in-Library use. Located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, New England Historical and Genealogical Society is America’s leading research... Read More
Tuesday, October 22
2:30pm - 3:30pm
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.
Saturday, October 26
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
Sunday, October 27
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Although not paper, born-digital files, such as emails, genealogical software files, and digital photographs, are an integral part of your family history collection and legacy. Stephanie Call, Associate Director of Archives and Education at the... Read More
Tuesday, October 29
2:30pm - 3:30pm
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.
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
Tuesday, November 05
2:30pm - 3:30pm
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.
Tuesday, November 05
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Please join us to learn the basics of using MedlinePlus for your health information needs.  Basic computer skills recommended.  Presented by University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Library and Information Studies candidate Katrina Kloewer. ... Read More
Saturday, November 09
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
Tuesday, November 12
2:30pm - 3:30pm
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.
Tuesday, November 12
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Create your very own fused glass pendant or magnet with colorful pre-cut glass in this easy, fun class.  Deenie Pacik Giuliano will walk participants through creating their own fused glass creation. All ages: adults, and children ages nine and up.... Read More
Wednesday, November 13
10:00am - 1:00pm
Visit the library and talk with US Census Recruiting Assistant Edith Kloss to find out more about jobs during Census 2020.
Monday, November 18
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us for our second YouTube Paint Night! BYOB, so 21+ only please. Painting will be a fall scene. Registration opens on September 1st. Limited to 14 participants. 
Tuesday, November 19
2:30pm - 3:30pm
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.
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
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
Tuesday, November 26
2:30pm - 3:30pm
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.
Tuesday, November 26
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
Tuesday, December 03
2:30pm - 3:30pm
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.
Tuesday, December 10
2:30pm - 3:30pm
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.
Thursday, December 12
11:00am - 2:00pm
Visit the library and talk with US Census Recruiting Assistant Edith Kloss to find out more about jobs during Census 2020.
Tuesday, December 17
4:30pm - 5:30pm
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
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
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

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