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                              imageSummer Reading Program Thank You's
Posted on Monday, September 29th, 2014

To the local organizations and businesses below, thank you for your generous contributions to our Summer Reading Program.

  • AFSCME Local 1386
  • Annabelle’s Natural Ice Cream
  • Ceres Bakery
  • Cocheco Valley Humane Society
  • G. Willikers! Toy Shop
  • Izzy's Frozen Yogurt & Ice Cream
  • Kilwin’s
  • Moe’s Italian Shop
  • Portsmouth Parks — Four Tree Island
  • Rye Airfield Skatepark
  • Seacoast Rotary
  • UNH Cooperative Extension / 4H

And to all of you who donated your time to help us carry out our many programs and activities:
Jane Almeida, Josey Almeida, Maya Bailey, Anna Barrows, Sage Beauvis, Liz Bui, Maya Campbell, Christina Dang, Vanessa Dang, Emma Dawson, Elisa Dhanger, Julianna Flintosh, Luc Gagnon, Alex Harling, Mitch Harling, Sophie Lazenby, Rose Neilson, Sofia Nute, Diana Pham, Veronica Pham, Nautica Spurlock, Anna St. John, Sophie -Frances Stewart, Siara Tracey, Tori Tucker, Abigail Veilleux, Lindsay Veilleux, Natalie Viebrock, Jaimal Warfield, Percy the Reading Buddy Dog, Rhianwen Watkins, Lily Zwick.

                              imageDoctor Who Day - Call For Art
Posted on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Submit your fan art now - all ages and mediums welcome! Submit your art with your name and contact info at the Youth Services desk. This all ages event will be held from noon - 4 pm on Saturday October 18th. Stop by for a costume contest, crafts, trivia, a prize drawing, and more! Learn more here...

                              imageA Kid's Perspective on Her Elderly Parents, Oct 1st
Posted on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Join us for the third program in our Peace of Mind series at 7 pm on Wednesday October 1st. Pamela Carey, author of Elderly Parents With All Their Marbles: A Survival Guide for the Kids, will discuss the challenges faced in caring for one's aging parents. Learn more here...


Arrow image Fall Film Series Continues Oct 9th

Posted on Firday, September 19th, 2014Summer Film Series
Our fall film series begins on September 4th. All movies are on Thursday nights and begin at 6:30PM in the Levenson Room. Click here to learn more.
9/4: Good Will Hunting
9/18:The Fault in Our Stars
10/9: Captain America: the Winter Soldier
                              imageAdult Nonfiction Book Discussion, Oct 15th
Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Join us Wednesday, October 15th at 7pm in the Hilton Garden Inn Room to discuss Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

Learn about the other titles we'll read here...

                              imageAdult Book Discussion, Oct 20th
Posted on Friday, September 19th, 2014

Join us Monday, October 20th at 1 or 7pm in the Hilton Garden Inn Room to discuss Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin.

Learn about the other titles we'll read here...

                              imageIntroducing Zinio: Digital Magazines
Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014

Our new service, Zinio, lets you read complete digital editions of current magazines, including interactive elements like audio and video. Zinio can be used on your PC, Mac, or mobile device. Keep magazines as long as you want - for free! Learn how to use the service here, or go directly to the Zinio start page.

                              image Help with eReaders, Smartphones & Tablets
Posted on Friday, May 16, 2014
How do I get that eBook I downloaded onto my Kindle? How in the world do I silence my iPhone? Can I read an eBook on my iPad? Is there an App for that? Just call 766-1720 to schedule a personal appointment on
  • Mondays, 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Tues., 10:00am - 12:00pm & 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Wednesdays, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Thursdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
and get your questions answered.
Learn more about this great service here...
                              image Take Advantage of OverDrive Advantage!
Posted on Monday, March 25th. 2013

                                  IdeasDid you know the library buys additional downloadable ebooks and audiobooks that are only available to Portsmouth Public Library members? These items are referred to as Advantage titles. Browse a complete list of them here...

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