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                              imageSign up for 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.

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                              imageCancellations/Closings
Posted on Monday, January 26th, 2015

For the latest event cancellations or any changes in library hours, please check our Twitter or Facebook pages.

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                              imageAARP Tax Aide begins February 1st
Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

From February 1 - April 12 the library will host FREE tax help from AARP! Tax Aide will be held on Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 and Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30. Drop-ins welcome, or dial 2-1-1 to make an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Learn more here...

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                              imageAdult Fiction Book Discussion, Feb 9th
Posted on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Join us Monday, February 9th at 1 or 7 pm in the MacLeod to discuss The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow. Learn about the other titles we'll read here...

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                              imageWinter Film Series continues Feb 12th
Posted on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
We'll be showing some great films this January and February. On Thursday, February 12, join us for Love is Strange, starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina. See all Winter Films here...

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                              imageGenealogy Workshops begin on Feb 15th
Posted on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
Join us for our new Genealogy Workshop series, on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 2 - 4 PM. At the February Kick Off, you'll learn how to get started and help us decide on future topics. Learn more here...

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                              imagePeace of Mind: Planning for the Inevitable, Feb 17th
Posted on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Join us on Tuesday February 17 at 6:30 PM for the latest in the Peace of Mind series, where author Barbara Bates Sedoric will talk about the difficulties that arise when you’re planning for the end of your life. Learn more here...

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                              imageAdult NonFiction Book Discussion, Feb 17th
Posted on Friday, January 16th, 2015

Join us Tuesday, February 17th at 7 pm in the Hilton Garden Inn Room to discuss The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes. Learn about the other titles we'll read here...

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                              imageNew Year's Resolution Reboot, Feb 18th
Posted on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Now that 2015 is well underway, have you been able to stick to your New Year's resolutions? Join us on Wednesday February 18 at 7 PM when Wellness Professional Joe McCue will help you achieve your goals! Learn more here...

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                              imageWatercolors added to PortsmouthExhibits.org
Posted on Friday, December 18th, 2014

Views of Portsmouth and Wildflowers by Sarah Haven Foster have been added to the Portsmouth Public Library Digital Archive and are now available on PortsmouthExhibits.org. Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900) lived and painted in Portsmouth, in the surrounding area, and abroad. A collection of watercolors was gifted to the Library by her sister in 1901, and has received conservation and preservation care through grants from the Rosamond Thaxter Foundation and the New Hampshire Conservation License Plate Program.  

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                              imageLearningExpress Online Test Prep
Posted on Monday, January 5th, 2015

Do you have a standardized test to prepare for? Try the library's LearningExpress service! It provides test prep for SATs, PSATS, advanced placement exams, and exams for many careers as well as skill building exercises in a wide range of subjects. Materials are available for elementary through college students and beyond. Got questions? Call 766-1720.

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                              imageDownloadable Magazines with Zinio!
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. We've just added three new titles - The New Yorker, Wired, and Vanity Fair. Keep magazines as long as you want - for free! Learn how to use the service here, or go directly to the Zinio start page.

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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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and get your questions answered.
Learn more about this great service here...
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                              image Take Advantage of OverDrive Advantage!
Posted on Monday, March 25th. 2013

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