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                              imageSummer Issue of The Parrott is Here!
Posted on Monday, March 7, 2016

The Summer 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...

                              imageSummer Reading Programs!
Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Kids & Teens! Our Summer Reading festivities are underway. See more information about our Summer Reading Program for Kids, or check out our Teen Summer Reading Program!

                              imageFleur Palau Exhibit, July 25 - August 29
Posted on Friday, July 6, 2016

Visit between July 25 and August 29 for an exhibit of paintings by Fleur Palau. On August 8, we will host Fleur Palau and Katherine Towler for a reception. Learn more here...

                              imageSpecFic Book Discussion, July 27
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2016

Join the Speculative Fiction Book Club on Wednesday, July 27 at 7 pm at The Press Room to discuss Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer. Learn about the other titles we'll read here...

                              imageHello My Name is Doris, July 28
Posted on Monday, July 11, 2016

Join us in the Levenson Room for the next title in our Summer Films Program. We'll be showing Hello My Name is Doris (R) on Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30 PM! Learn more here...

                              imageDOWNLOAD MOVIES, MUSIC, & MORE!
P sted 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!

                              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...

                              imageUsing Deeds in Genealogy, Aug 18
Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016

Join us Thursday, August 18 at 6 pm for Using Deeds in Genealogy: a Goldmine of Information with Dr. Carol P. McCoy, President of Find-Your-Roots and McCoy Consulting. Deeds and land records can provide useful clues to finding and learning about our ancestors; learn how to find, read, and use them to solve genealogy problems..Learn more here...

                              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.

                     for Library Cardholders
Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015

Portsmouth Library cardholders now have free access to almost 3,000 courses at 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...

                              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...

                              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.

                              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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