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Italian Language Discussion Group

Friday, April 19, 2024 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Macleod Room at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Discussion Group, Language
Age Group:
Adult
Details:

This Italian Language Discussion Group meets at the library in the MacLeod Board Room. We also offer an online Italian Discussion Group, learn more about it here. Please note t

Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Macleod Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group, Language
Details:
This Italian Language Discussion Group meets at the library in the MacLeod Board Room. We also offer an online Italian Discussion Group, learn more about it here. Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes. They w...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

French Language Discussion Group

Friday, April 19, 2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn Room at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Discussion Group, Language
Age Group:
Adult
Details:

The French Language Discussion Group meets at the library in the Hilton Garden Inn Room. Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes. They will h

Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Hilton Garden Inn Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group, Language
Details:
The French Language Discussion Group meets at the library in the Hilton Garden Inn Room. Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes. They will have no teachers and may have no native speakers. However, the library ...
This event is in the "Tween (Grades 6 - 8)" group.

Middle School Book Club

Friday, April 19, 2024 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Youth Activity Room at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Book Club, Discussion Group
Age Group:
Tween (Grades 6 - 8)
Details:

Middle School Book Club meets every month. Registration is required for this event and books will be available to pick up at the library ahead of time. Please register here and

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Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room
Age Group: Tween (Grades 6 - 8)
Program Type: Book Club, Discussion Group
Details:
Middle School Book Club meets every month. Registration is required for this event and books will be available to pick up at the library ahead of time. Please register here and email Lucia with any questions: lmvonletkemann@cityofportsmouth.com ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Tween & Teen" group.
This event is in the "Tween (Grades 6 - 8)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Ages 13 - 18)" group.

We Craft

Friday, April 19, 2024 at 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Levenson Room at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Activity, Crafts
Age Group:
Adult, Tween & Teen, Tween (Grades 6 - 8), Teen (Ages 13 - 18)
Details:

We craft, ewe craft, we all craft together! Join library staff Nicole and Michaela in the Levenson Room on the third Friday of the month for a relaxing end-of-week drop-in craft ti

Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Levenson Room
Age Group: Adult, Tween & Teen, Tween (Grades 6 - 8), Teen (Ages 13 - 18)
Program Type: Activity, Crafts
Details:
We craft, ewe craft, we all craft together! Join library staff Nicole and Michaela in the Levenson Room on the third Friday of the month for a relaxing end-of-week drop-in craft time. Seek help on a crafting hurdle, get advice on a tricky mending pro...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Grades K - 2" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3 - 5" group.

Reading Dogs - Chloe & Tillie!

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Youth Services at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Activity, Authors & Books
Age Group:
Youth, Preschool, Grades K - 2, Grades 3 - 5
Details:

Emerging readers! You are invited to come share a book with one of our certified reading dogs ⁠— first come, first served. This program will be held in the Youth Services area of t

Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Youth Services
Age Group: Youth, Preschool, Grades K - 2, Grades 3 - 5
Program Type: Activity, Authors & Books
Details:
Emerging readers! You are invited to come share a book with one of our certified reading dogs ⁠— first come, first served. This program will be held in the Youth Services area of the library and is open to readers of all ages. Chloe and Tillie are wh...

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Children under ten (10) years of age must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Tween & Teen" group.

Mah Jongg

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn Room at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Activity, Gaming
Age Group:
Adult, Tween & Teen
Details:

Come to the library to play Mah Jongg, the ancient Chinese game of tiles on Saturdays from 10 AM —12 PM! The game is fun for all ages, free, fast, and easy to learn. We teach b

Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Hilton Garden Inn Room
Age Group: Adult, Tween & Teen
Program Type: Activity, Gaming
Details:
Come to the library to play Mah Jongg, the ancient Chinese game of tiles on Saturdays from 10 AM —12 PM! The game is fun for all ages, free, fast, and easy to learn. We teach beginners the Tawainese version of Mah Jongg every Saturday at 10:00 AM...

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Children under ten (10) years of age must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Genealogy Workshop: Research Huddle

Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Special Collections at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Activity, Genealogy
Age Group:
Adult
Details:

Join us at the library in the Special Collections Room and be part of our Research Huddle! In sports, a huddle is when the players gather in a circle to strategize, motivate, or ce

Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Special Collections
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Activity, Genealogy
Details:
Join us at the library in the Special Collections Room and be part of our Research Huddle! In sports, a huddle is when the players gather in a circle to strategize, motivate, or celebrate. We think genealogists should do the same! This is the perf...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Guitar Sunday @ PPL Featuring Tim Scott

Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Levenson Room at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Performance, Art & Culture, Drama & Music
Age Group:
All Ages
Details:

Guitar Sunday will be hosted at the Portsmouth Public Library, and we are pleased to feature a free performance by Timothy Scott, a seacoast-based classical guitarist and student a

Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Levenson Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Performance, Art & Culture, Drama & Music
Details:
Guitar Sunday will be hosted at the Portsmouth Public Library, and we are pleased to feature a free performance by Timothy Scott, a seacoast-based classical guitarist and student at the University of New Hampshire. Tim has had the privilege of pla...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

German Language Discussion Group

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn Room at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Discussion Group, Language
Age Group:
Adult
Details:

The German Language Discussion Group meets at the library in the Hilton Garden Inn Room.   Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes.

Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Hilton Garden Inn Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group, Language
Details:
The German Language Discussion Group meets at the library in the Hilton Garden Inn Room.   Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes. They will have no teachers and may have no native speakers. However, ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

World Affairs Discussion Group

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Discussion Group, World Affairs
Age Group:
Adult
Online World Affairs Discussion Group:

Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join our World Affairs Discussion group. This program is offered online at the mo

Virtual Event
Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group, World Affairs

Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join our World Affairs Discussion group.

This program is offered online at the moment. Click this link to connect via Zoom. Password: 3GWdHC

Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update.

For more information, contact our director, ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com

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This event will be held online on the Zoom platform. Questions or trouble connecting? Visit cityofportsmouth.com/library/news/onlineprograms.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Tween & Teen" group.

Weekly Meditation

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Hilton Garden Inn Room at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Activity, Health & Wellness
Age Group:
Adult, Tween & Teen
Details:

Hybrid Meditation Our Weekly Meditation is now offered on Monday evenings as well as Wednesday afternoon. Join us every Monday from 6-6:45 PM in the Hilton Garden Inn Room or at

Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Hilton Garden Inn Room
Age Group: Adult, Tween & Teen
Program Type: Activity, Health & Wellness
Details:
Hybrid Meditation Our Weekly Meditation is now offered on Monday evenings as well as Wednesday afternoon. Join us every Monday from 6-6:45 PM in the Hilton Garden Inn Room or attend online via Zoom. Appropriate for all levels of experience. See...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Baby" group.
This event is in the "Toddler" group.

Waddler Story Time

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Levenson Room at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Story Time
Age Group:
Youth, Baby, Toddler
Details:

Join us for Waddler Time! This is a story time designed for our mobile young patrons ages 1-3 yrs.  We will do lots of songs, rhymes and dancing.   Please registe

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Required
Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Levenson Room
Age Group: Youth, Baby, Toddler
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Details:
Join us for Waddler Time! This is a story time designed for our mobile young patrons ages 1-3 yrs.  We will do lots of songs, rhymes and dancing.   Please register ONCE for your family group, and let us know how many are in your gro...

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Children under ten (10) years of age must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Spanish Language Discussion Group

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:30am
Hilton Garden Inn Room at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Discussion Group, Language
Age Group:
Adult
Details:

The Spanish Language Discussion Group meets at the Library in the Hilton Garden Inn Room. Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes. They will

Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Hilton Garden Inn Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group, Language
Details:
The Spanish Language Discussion Group meets at the Library in the Hilton Garden Inn Room. Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes. They will have no teachers and may have no native speakers. However, the library...
This event is in the "Baby" group.
This event is in the "Toddler" group.

Baby Laptime Story Time

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 9:30am - 10:00am
Levenson Room at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Story Time
Age Group:
Baby, Toddler
Details:

Join us for Lap Time! Lap Time is recommended for babies ages 0 to 18 months and will feature stories, singing, playing and more! Please note that registration for story time is

Open
Required
Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Levenson Room
Age Group: Baby, Toddler
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Details:
Join us for Lap Time! Lap Time is recommended for babies ages 0 to 18 months and will feature stories, singing, playing and more! Please note that registration for story time is on a weekly basis and you will need to register for each week you pla...

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Children under ten (10) years of age must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
This event is in the "Toddler" group.

Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Levenson Room at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Story Time
Age Group:
Toddler
Details:

Join us for books, songs, and rhymes at a story time recommended for two and three year olds and their caregivers. Please register ONCE for your family group, and let us know ho

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Required
Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Levenson Room
Age Group: Toddler
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Details:
Join us for books, songs, and rhymes at a story time recommended for two and three year olds and their caregivers. Please register ONCE for your family group, and let us know how many are in your group. Registration for story time is on a weekly b...

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Children under ten (10) years of age must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Tween & Teen" group.

Weekly Meditation

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Levenson Room at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Activity, Health & Wellness
Age Group:
Adult, Tween & Teen
Hybrid Meditation:

Our Weekly Meditation will now be hosted in the Levenson Room AND online, every Wednesday from 12:15 - 1 PM! Attend in person or via Zoom. Appropriate for all levels of experience.

Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Levenson Room
Age Group: Adult, Tween & Teen
Program Type: Activity, Health & Wellness

Our Weekly Meditation will now be hosted in the Levenson Room AND online, every Wednesday from 12:15 - 1 PM! Attend in person or via Zoom. Appropriate for all levels of experience.

See our current schedule of teachers, or find out more about our volunteer instructors, at cityofportsmouth.com/library/weekly-meditation.

No registration required. Click this link to connect via Zoom. Password: 3GWdHC

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Grades K - 2" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3 - 5" group.

LEGO Club

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Levenson Room at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Activity, Crafts
Age Group:
Youth, Grades K - 2, Grades 3 - 5
Details:

Join us for LEGO Club at PPL! Each week children in grades K-5 are invited to join us in the Levenson Room to create unique LEGO challenges, work on individual projects and have fu

Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Levenson Room
Age Group: Youth, Grades K - 2, Grades 3 - 5
Program Type: Activity, Crafts
Details:
Join us for LEGO Club at PPL! Each week children in grades K-5 are invited to join us in the Levenson Room to create unique LEGO challenges, work on individual projects and have fun with other LEGO loving kids! Challenges may include building marble ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Ages 13 - 18)" group.

Italian Language Discussion Group

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Online at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Discussion Group, Language
Age Group:
Adult, Teen (Ages 13 - 18)
Details:

This Italian Language Discussion Group meets online via Zoom.  We also offer an in-person Italian Discussion Group that meets at the library, learn more about it here.

Virtual Event
Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adult, Teen (Ages 13 - 18)
Program Type: Discussion Group, Language
Details:
This Italian Language Discussion Group meets online via Zoom.  We also offer an in-person Italian Discussion Group that meets at the library, learn more about it here. Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Creative Writing Group I

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hilton Garden Inn Room at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Activity, Writing
Age Group:
Adult
Details:

The Portsmouth Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group I which meets both in person at the library and online via Zoom two Wednesdays a month from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  Wri

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Required
Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Hilton Garden Inn Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Activity, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
The Portsmouth Public Library hosts Creative Writing Group I which meets both in person at the library and online via Zoom two Wednesdays a month from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  Writers of all genres are invited to attend and share their work in a con...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

The Planner Society: Quarterly Self Check-In

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Activity
Age Group:
All Ages
Details:

Do you feel that your New Year plans and resolutions have been forgotten in the daily routine? Has the excitement about new habits fizzled? Have plans to incorporate more connectio

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Required
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Activity
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Details:
Do you feel that your New Year plans and resolutions have been forgotten in the daily routine? Has the excitement about new habits fizzled? Have plans to incorporate more connection, play, or fun gotten derailed with urgent matters? You aren’t alone....

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This event will be held online on the Zoom platform. Questions or trouble connecting? Visit cityofportsmouth.com/library/news/onlineprograms.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Chinese Language Discussion Group

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Online at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Discussion Group, Language
Age Group:
Adult
Details:

The Chinese Language Discussion Group meets online via Zoom.  Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes. They will have no teachers and ma

Virtual Event
Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group, Language
Details:
The Chinese Language Discussion Group meets online via Zoom.  Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes. They will have no teachers and may have no native speakers. However, the library has many resources for...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Portuguese Language Discussion Group

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Online at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Discussion Group, Art & Culture
Age Group:
Adult
Details:

The Portuguese Language Discussion Group meets online via Zoom. Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes. They will have no teachers and may h

Virtual Event
Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group, Art & Culture
Details:
The Portuguese Language Discussion Group meets online via Zoom. Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes. They will have no teachers and may have no native speakers. However, the library has many resources for la...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Ages 13 - 18)" group.

Film Screening: Erin Brockovich

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Levenson Room at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Film
Age Group:
Adult, Teen (Ages 13 - 18)
Details:

Erin Brockovich 2000. R.131 minutes. Erin Brockovich-Ellis is an unemployed single mother, desperate to find a job, but is having no luck. This losing streak even extends

Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Levenson Room
Age Group: Adult, Teen (Ages 13 - 18)
Program Type: Film
Details:
Erin Brockovich 2000. R.131 minutes. Erin Brockovich-Ellis is an unemployed single mother, desperate to find a job, but is having no luck. This losing streak even extends to a failed lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was in. Wit...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Italian Language Discussion Group

Friday, April 26, 2024 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Macleod Room at Portsmouth Public Library
Program Type:
Discussion Group, Language
Age Group:
Adult
Details:

This Italian Language Discussion Group meets at the library in the MacLeod Board Room. We also offer an online Italian Discussion Group, learn more about it here. Please note t

Library Branch: Portsmouth Public Library
Room: Macleod Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion Group, Language
Details:
This Italian Language Discussion Group meets at the library in the MacLeod Board Room. We also offer an online Italian Discussion Group, learn more about it here. Please note that each group is volunteer-facilitated. These are not classes. They w...