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                              imageHoliday Closing for Thanksgiving
Posted on Friday, November 14th, 2014

The library will be closing at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 26th and will remain closed through Friday the 28th. We will reopen at 9 AM on Saturday the 29th and be open normal hours for the rest of the week.

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                              imageFood for Fines, Dec 3rd - 10th!
Posted on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Got overdue fines? Donate new, unopened items for the Seacoast Family Food Pantry and we’ll forgive them! Some guidelines apply. Learn more here...

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                              imageOnline System Maintenance, Tues, Dec 2nd
Posted on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

On Tuesday, December 2, the library's circulation system will be migrating to a new server.  The system will be unavailable beginning at 11 AM, for approximately 4-6 hours.  The online catalog will not be available during the migration and cardholders will not be able to log in to renew items or place holds.  Remote access to many electronic resources and services will also be unavailable, including but not limited to AtoZ Databases and EBSCOhost.  Downloadable books will be available via Overdrive.  Please call 427-1540 or email libinfo@cityofportsmouth.com if you have any questions. We appreciate your patience while we perform necessary maintenance

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                              imagePortsmouth Poets, Pirates & Marmalade Madams, Mon, Dec 1st
Posted on Friday, November 14th, 2014

In honor of New Hampshire Writers Week, New Hampshire author Julia Older will visit on Monday December 2nd at 7 PM. She will read from two of her novels: The Island Queen, first novel in her Isles of Shoals Trilogy, based on the life of poet-writer Celia Thaxter, and This Desired Place, a 17th century New World pirates & Puritans swashbuckler. Learn more here...

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                              imageConflict Resolution, Tues, Dec 2nd
Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Join us for the final program in our Peace of Mind series at 7 PM on Tuesday December 2nd. Judy Ringer of Power & Presence Training will help us to identify and practice key dialogue and behavior skills to improve our communication. Please call us at 766-1720 to register for this session. Learn more here...

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                              imageDecember Films, Dec 4th - 21st
Posted on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
We'll be showing a host of family-friendly and holiday films this month, like The Hundred-Foot Journey, Elf, Polar Express, and more! See them all here...

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                              imageNaNoWriMo Wrap Party, Thurs, Dec 4th
Posted on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Join us from 7 - 10 PM on Thursday, December 4th at the Portsmouth Book & Bar for NaNoWriMo discussion and open mic. Learn more here...

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                              imagePaths to Publication, Sat, Dec 6th
Posted on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Join us from 2 - 4 PM on Saturday, December 6th in the Levenson Room for an author panel on publication. Writers including Amy Ray and Paul Durham will share their insights. Learn more here...

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                              imageTo The Village Square Author Talk, Dec 9th
Posted on Tuesday, November 24th, 2014

Join us Tuesday, December 9th at 6:30 PM in the Levenson Room for a talk by author Lionel Delevingne on the history of nuclear power opposition.. Learn more here...

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                              imageMake Meaningful New Year's Resolutions, Weds, Dec 17th
Posted on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
Join us at 7 PM on Wednesday December 17th for a workshop on setting goals for optimum happiness, health and wellness in 2015! Learn more here...

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                              imageAdult Nonfiction Book Discussion, Dec 17th
Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014

Join us Wednesday, December 17th at PM in the Hilton Garden Inn Room to discuss The Railway Man by Eric Lomax. Learn about the other titles we'll read here...

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                              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.

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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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  • Tues., 10:00am - 12:00pm & 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Wednesdays, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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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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                                  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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