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

The Library will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. 

Our annual reading of the Declaration of Independence will be on the grounds of the Portsmouth Free Public Library at 9:00 a.m.
In case of rain, we will meet inside the library in the Mello Program Room, but all other library services will be unavailable.

Community Events

Friday, July 01
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
Monday, July 04
9:00am - 10:00am
Rain or shine, start your 4th of July celebration by reading aloud the Declaration of Independence, the document that led to the birth of our nation. We will meet on Monday, July 4, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. on the grounds of Portsmouth Free Public... Read More
Tuesday, July 05
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Students and parents are organizing a trip to DC for the students to get a Presidential Award.
Monday, July 11
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Local artist John Irwin will guide the class in this fun and informative 2-hour session.  Taking you step by step, John will go through the process of starting a landscape painting and attendees will add or subtract certain elements and decide when... Read More
Sunday, July 17
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Enjoy a fun day at Newport International Polo’s All Charity Day on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 5 PM at the Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, RI Tickets will be sold at the Library and will be $15 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to the... Read More
Monday, July 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm
This view of Portsmouth is a presentation by James Garman as glimpsed through the diaries of Abby A. Sherman who was the wife of Benjamin C. Sherman and the mother of former State Senator and Portsmouth Town Clerk Arthur Sherman. Abby kept a... Read More
Tuesday, August 02
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Regular meeting of the Portsmouth Dog Park Committee...total of 9 members with a possible few extra people since the public is invited (though no-one ever comes!)
Friday, August 05
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
Monday, August 08
9:00am - 8:00pm
The Library will be closed today.
Friday, September 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
Tuesday, September 06
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Monthly Meeting
Friday, September 16
6:30pm - 7:30pm
In the spirit of Ken Burns' breakout PBS documentary series on American country music, acclaimed guitarist and music historian Joey Leone presents “The History of Blues in America” a one hour program covering the history, influence and social impact... Read More
Tuesday, October 04
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Monthly Meeting
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
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
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