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The Library will be closed on Sunday, 2/19, and Monday, 2/20.  The book drop is always open for your returns.

Adult Events

Saturday, February 04
10:00am - 11:30am
This class is now full.  Registration will place you on the waiting list. Melissa Steadman from Steady Hands Crochet will be here to help you learn the basics of the... Read More
Monday, February 06
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage players Carol and Jackie and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide the fun.  This card... Read More
Monday, February 13
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage players Carol and Jackie and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide the fun.  This card... Read More
Tuesday, February 14
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
Wednesday, February 15
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
Wednesday, February 15
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
Friday, February 17
3:30pm - 4:30pm
FIBER ARTS IS NOW 2X/MONTH! Are you a knitter? Crocheter? Someone who enjoys embroidery, needlepoint, or spinning? Join us on the first AND third Friday of every month for a makers social. Bring your WIP and a beverage of choice and... Read More
Tuesday, February 21
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
Tuesday, February 21
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Doctors Blackwell by Janice P. Minura.  Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she... Read More
Tuesday, February 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Doctors Blackwell by Janice P. Minura.  Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she... Read More
Wednesday, February 22
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Introduction to Seed Starting   We plant some seeds directly in the ground.  Others are best grown indoors to transplant-readiness.  This talk will cover the option of starting seeds indoors for transplanting to the garden.  It will give you an... Read More
Monday, February 27
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage players Carol and Jackie and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide the fun.  This card... Read More
Tuesday, February 28
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
Tuesday, February 28
6:30pm - 7:30pm
We have decided to join forces, and all odd months will be in Tiverton on the last MONDAY of the month, while all even months will be here, in Portsmouth, on the last TUESDAY of the month. The following months will be at the Portsmouth Free... Read More
Friday, March 03
3:30pm - 4:30pm
FIBER ARTS IS NOW 2X/MONTH! Are you a knitter? Crocheter? Someone who enjoys embroidery, needlepoint, or spinning? Join us on the first AND third Friday of every month for a makers social. Bring your WIP and a beverage of choice and... Read More
Monday, March 06
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage players Carol and Jackie and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide the fun.  This card... Read More
Monday, March 13
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage players Carol and Jackie and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide the fun.  This card... Read More
Tuesday, March 14
6:30pm - 7:30pm
In recognition of Women's History month, Portsmouth Free Public Library will host a lecture on three Rhode Island women of the 19th and 20th centuries presented by Fred Zilian, Ph. D. A talented, independent-minded woman, Julia Ward Howe... Read More
Wednesday, March 15
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
Wednesday, March 15
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
Friday, March 17
3:30pm - 4:30pm
FIBER ARTS IS NOW 2X/MONTH! Are you a knitter? Crocheter? Someone who enjoys embroidery, needlepoint, or spinning? Join us on the first AND third Friday of every month for a makers social. Bring your WIP and a beverage of choice and... Read More
Monday, March 20
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage players Carol and Jackie and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide the fun.  This card... Read More
Monday, March 20
6:00pm - 7:00pm
*JANUARY TEEN FICTION BOOK CLUB WILL BE AT TIVERTON PUBLIC LIBRARY** We have decided to join forces, and all odd months will be in Tiverton on the last MONDAY of the month, while all even months will be here, in Portsmouth, on the last TUESDAY of... Read More
Tuesday, March 21
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict.  A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to... Read More
Tuesday, March 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict.  A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to... Read More
Monday, March 27
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage players Carol and Jackie and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide the fun.  This card... Read More
Friday, March 31
3:30pm - 4:30pm
FIBER ARTS IS NOW 2X/MONTH! Are you a knitter? Crocheter? Someone who enjoys embroidery, needlepoint, or spinning? Join us on the first AND third Friday of every month for a makers social. Bring your WIP and a beverage of choice and... Read More
Monday, April 03
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage players Carol and Jackie and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide the fun.  This card... Read More
Saturday, April 08
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Poetry reading to celebrate National Poetry month with three Aquidneck Island poets: Carol Anderheggen (Portsmouth), Heather Sullivan (Portsmouth) and David Dragone (Middletown.) . More info soon.
Monday, April 10
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Now is your chance to improve your skill at cribbage!  Join experienced cribbage players Carol and Jackie and play with others, newcomers and more experienced players alike.  Crbbage boards and cards are provided, you provide the fun.  This card... Read More

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