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                              image Spring Films Continue May 28
Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Join us in the Levenson Room on Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 PM for a screening of Still Alice, starring Julianne Moore. Learn more about the Spring Film Series here...

                              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 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...

                              imageAdult Fiction Book Discussion June 8
Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Join us Monday, June 8 at 1pm in the MacLeod Room or 7pm in the Hilton Garden Room to discuss The Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbit. Learn about the other titles we'll read 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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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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