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                              imageMovie Night: Saving Mr. Banks, April 24th
Posted on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

On Thursday, April 24th at 6:30pm, come see a free showing of Saving Mr. Banks starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. Learn about more upcoming movies here...

                              imageLibrary Blog: Book Reviews and More
Posted on Monday, April 21st, 2014

The library has a terrific, revitalized blog full of book reviews and more written by Portsmouth librarians. The blog explores not just adult fiction and nonfiction, but also children's literature, poetry, movies and more. Explore the blog here...

                              image5th Annual Women's Clothing Swap, May 3rd
Posted on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Don't miss the 5th Annual Women's Clothing Swap at the library on Saturday, May 3rd from 10-2. Be sure to bring a bag of gently used, clean women's clothing and accessories and leave with a bag of new-to-you items. Learn more here...

                              imageTEDxPiscataqua River Watch Party, May 9th
Posted on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Come when you can on Friday, May 9th to watch streaming video of the fabulous TED talks being given that day at TEDxPiscataqua River. What is a TED talk? TED talks are short, powerful, often times inspirational talks designed to spread ideas. Learn more here...

                              image Help with eReaders, Smartphones & Tablets
Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 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
  • Tues., 10:00am - Noon & 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Wednesdays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • 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...

                              image Search the Catalog on Your Smartphone!
Posted on Monday, June 18th, 2012
Mobile Friendly Library CatalogUse your smartphone to browse the library's catalog any time you like, You can even request and renew materials as well as access your account information. Just click here using your smartphone's browser, or go to our mobile home page and click on the link for the library catalog. Have questions, call 766-1711 or send us an email. Learn more here...

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