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                              imageIntarsia Exhibit, Jan 6 - Feb 1
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Visit the library from January 6 to February 1 for an exhibit by artist Duane Martin of Intarsia: the 3D art of wood. Learn more here...

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                              imageSpecFic Book Discussion, Jan 25
Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2016

Join the Speculative Fiction Book Club on Wednesday, January 25 at 7 pm at The Press Room to discuss The Passage by Justin Cronin. Learn about the other titles we'll read here...

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                              imageFilm: Hell or High Water, Jan 26
Posted on Tuesday, January 20, 2017

Join us for the next movie in our Winter Film series on January 26 at 6:30 PM, when we'll show Hell or High Water (R). Learn more here...

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                              imageCancelled: Meet Artist Duane Martin, Jan 28
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Sadly, this event is cancelled due to illness. We wish Duane a speedy recovery and hope to have him back soon. The Intarsia exhibit runs from January 5 - February 1. Learn more here...

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                              imageThe Muslim Experience in America, Jan 30
Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Before his Ask a Muslim Anything event (see below), Robert Azzi will give a talk in the afternoon of the same day, on the history of Islam in our country. Don't miss this informative presentation on Monday January 30 at 3 PM! Learn more here...

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                              imageAsk a Muslim Anything, Jan 30
Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2016

On Monday January 30 at 7 PM, photojournalist, columnist speaker Robert Azzi will host Ask a Muslim Anything. No topics are off limits. Learn more here...

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                              imageAARP Tax Aide Begins Feb 2
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2016

AARP Tax Aide is back, on Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30 PM and Sundays 1:30 - 4:30. Learn more here...

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                              imageTake Your Child to the Library Day, Feb 4
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2016

Join us on February 4 for Take Your Child to the Library Day from 10 AM - 4 PM! Learn more here...

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                              imageSeacoast Camera Club Exhibit Begins Feb 6
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2016

Visit the library from February 6 - March 4 for an exhibit from the Seacoast Camera Club. Learn more here...

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                              imageAdult Coloring, Feb 12
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2017

We're hosting our Adult Coloring Group again this winter! Drop in Sundays January 8 & 22, and February 12 & 26, 2:30 - 4:30 PM and color to your heart's content. Learn more here...

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                              imageFiction Book Discussion, Feb 13
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Join us on Monday, February 13 at 1 pm or 7 pm in the Hilton Garden Room to discuss The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro. Learn about the other titles we'll read here...

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                              imageGenealogy Workshop, Feb 19
Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2017

At the next Genealogy Workshop on Sunday February 19, 2 - 4 PM, speaker Jennifer Shoer will cover Eastern European Genealogy Research. To ensure Jennifer covers your area of interest, feel free to fill out this 7 question survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/V2T2QH6. Learn more here...

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                              imageNonfiction Book Discussion, Feb 21
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2016

Join us on Tuesday, February 21 at 7 pm in the Hilton Garden Room to discuss Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall. Learn about the other titles we'll read here...

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                              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...

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                              imageDOWNLOAD MOVIES, MUSIC, & MORE!
Posted 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!

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                              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.

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                              imageLynda.com for Library Cardholders
Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015

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

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                              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...

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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...

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                              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.

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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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Learn more about this great service here...
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