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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. Or, view past issues.

                              image3D Printing @ PPL
Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The library is proud to introduce our new Makerbot 3D Printer, Gutenberg. You can meet Gute in the library - check here for upcoming demos. Or, request a print starting April 1! Learn more here...

                              imageHow-To Festival 2015
Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Do you have a talent, craft, or skill to share?
Click here to apply to be a presenter at the second How-To Festival on Saturday, August 1!

                              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...

                              image Spring Films Continue May 7
Posted on Monday, May 4, 2015

Join us in the Levenson Room on Thursday, May 7 at 6:30 PM for a screening of Mr. Turner, starring Timothy Spall and Dorothy Atkinson.

Learn more about the Spring Film Series here...

                              image Bike Week Begins May 9
Posted on Friday, April 24, 2015
From May 9 - 16, PPL celebrates Bike Week! Fix your bike, gain confidence when riding, learn about vintage bikes and cycling history, and stop by for free drinks and a temporary tattoo! Learn more here...

                              imageAdult Fiction Book Discussion May 11
Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Join us Monday, May 11 at 1pm in the MacLeod Room or 7pm in the Hilton Garden Room to discuss Manuscript found in Accra by Paulo Coelho.. Learn about the other titles we'll read here...

                              image Weekly Meditation starts May 11
Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Beginning Monday May 11, the library will offer a weekly meditation on Mondays in the evening and Wednesdays at lunchtime. Learn more here...

                              image Two Old Friends, Acoustic Music May 17
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015
Join us in the Levenson Room on Sunday, May 17 at 2 PM for a performance from Two Old Friends, Jim Prendergast and Emery Hutchins. These musicians play and sing a unique combination of CeItic and American country music. Learn more about the Spring Music Series here...

                              imageGenealogy Workshop May 17
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015
Join us Sunday, May 17 at 2 PM in the Hilton Garden Inn Room to learn about Electronic Tools to Assist in Research Gathering. A variety of resources will be covered, including databases, scanners, and services for digital sotrage and online record keeping, as well as practices for the preservation of your research. Learn more here...

                              imageYouth Poetry Night May 18
Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2015
Our first annual K - 12 poetry contest has closed. Now you can join us for a Youth Poetry Night on May 18, part Open Mic for all students and Awards Ceremony for contest winners! Learn more here...

                              imageTo The Village Square May 19
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015
On Tuesday May 19, photojournalist Lionel Delevingne will visit to discuss his book To the Village Square: From Montague to Fukushima, 1975 2014, on the history of anti-nuclear activism. He will be joined by activist Anna Gyorgy, who wrote the book's introduction. Learn more here...

                              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.

                              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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  • Wednesdays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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...

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