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                              imageDOWNLOAD MOVIES, MUSIC, & MORE!
Posted on Monday, May 2, 2016

The Portsmouth Public Library is excited to announce hoopla! Download or stream movies, TV, music, comics, audiobooks, and more! No holds. No waiting. No returns. Find out more here!

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                              imageWeekly Meditation Continues
Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The library hosts weekly meditation on Monday nights at 6 PM, and Wednesday afternoons at 12:15 PM. All are welcome (including beginners!) to drop in and sit with our volunteer practitioners. Learn more here...

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                              imageFloral Needlework Exhibit, May 1 - 31
Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Visit the library during the month of May for Floral Needlework by Elizabeth Barcomb. Learn more here...

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                              imageFilm: Star Wars Episode VII, May 4 & 5
Posted on Monday, May 2, 2016

Join us Wednesday, May 4 or Thursday May 5 at 6:30 PM for either showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. May the fourth be with you! Refreshments served! Learn more here...

Arrow imageAdult Coloring Group, May 8

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2016
Our new Adult Coloring Group will be back on May 8. Use our supplies or bring your own! Click here to learn more.
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                              imageAdult Fiction Book Discussion, May 9
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Join us Monday, May 9 at 1pm OR 7 pm to discuss Fever by Mary Beth Keane (2013). Learn about the other titles we'll read here...

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                              imageChildren's Literature Author Meetup, May 11
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2016

Join us for the second Kid Lit Author-To-Author Meetup on Wednesday May 11 at 6:30 pm, to meet author Paul Durham. He will be signing copies of his book in the lobby at 8 pm. Learn more about the Kid Lit meetups here...

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                              imageGenealogy Workshop, May 15
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2016

Join us Sunday, May 15 at 2 pm. Diane Florence Gravel, Vice President of the NH Society of Genealogists, a Certified Genealogist and board member of the APG, will be presenting Brick Walls: How to Get Through Genealogical Roadblocks! Learn more here...

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                              imageBRAVO! Youth Piano Concert, May 15
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Join us Sunday May 15 from 2 - 4 PM for a Piano Concert by some of the Seacoast's most talented youth. This is part of our new BRAVO! series. Learn more here...

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                              imageTurkey & Middle East Politics, May 17
Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2016
Our popular World Affairs series continues with Dr. Sinan Ciddi from Georgetown University on May 17 at 7 pm. Come and discuss Turkey & Middle East politics! Learn more here...

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                              imageNonfiction Book Discussion, May 17
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016

Join us Tuesday, May 17 at 7 pm to discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015). Learn about the other titles we'll read here...

Arrow imageLocal Author Diana Durham, May 18

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016
Local author Diana Durham will visit to discuss her debut novel, The Curve of the Land, on Wednesday May 18 at 7 PM. Books available for purchase. Learn more here...

Arrow imageLiterature in Bloom Exhibit, May 21 - 23

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2016
The Portsmouth Garden Club presents an exhibit in our lobby of floral arrangements inspired by books from our collection. Reception May 21 at 10 AM! Learn more here...

Arrow imageTELEVISED Book Discussion, May 24!

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Local author Terry Farish will visit on May 24 to discuss her novel Either the Beginning or the End of the World, in a special filmed discussion for the PPMtv program So Much for Seniors!. Books available for purchase, and for checkout ahead of time! Please call 766 1720 to sign up. Learn more here...
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                              imageSpring Issue of The Parrott is Here!
Posted on Monday, March 7, 2016

The Spring issue of The Parrott is now available online and in print at the library! Featuring book reviews, interviews, and more by the PPL staff, The Parrott will give you a look inside the library and at your own community! Pick up a copy, or read it here...

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                              imageSpeak a language? Practice here!
Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Join one of our Language Discussion Groups in French, Spanish, German or Italian, to meet others who speak the language and keep your skills fresh. See the schedule here or check our calendar.

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                              imageLynda.com for Library Cardholders
Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015

Portsmouth Library cardholders now have free access to almost 3,000 courses at Lynda.com. These self-paced, video-based training courses are offered on a wide range of computer skills for beginning, intermediate, and advanced users. Topics offered include: the entire suite of Microsoft and Adobe products, website development, business skills, design skills, audio and video tools, creative inspirations, and much more. Learn more here...

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                              imageNew York Times: Free & Unlimited
Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

We now offer free & unlimited access to the New York Times online. Read in the library, or use your library card to access from home. Learn more here...

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                              imageSubscribe to the Monthly Library Newsletter!
Posted on Monday, December 1, 2014

Learn about upcoming events, new services, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the library in our monthly newsletter! Sign Up Here. Or, view past issues.

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                              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
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