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                              image Labor Day Closing
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015

The library will be CLOSED Saturday the 5th through Monday the 7th. We will resume our Sunday hours on September 13. Happy Labor Day!

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                              imageNew Issue of The Parrott is Here!
Posted on Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Autumn 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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                              imageSeptember is Maritime Month!
Posted on Monday August 24, 2015

If you're interested in all things maritime, you're in luck! We're hosting an exhibit, discussion, panel, film, and concert this September, all with a maritime theme! Learn more here...

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                              imageIkebana Demonstration Sept 10th
Posted on Monday August 24, 2015

The library will host an Ikebana exhibit September 10 - 12. Join us for a demonstration of the art on September 10 at 3:30 PM. Learn more here...

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                              image3D Printing @ PPL
Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015
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                              image Weekly Meditation Continues this Fall
Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The library offers a weekly meditation on Mondays in the evening and Wednesdays at lunchtime. Learn more here...

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                              imageFiction Book Discussion on Sept. 14th
Posted on Monday June 29, 2015

The library's Fiction Book Discussion group meets throughout the year. On Monday September 14 at 1 PM and 7 PM, we will discuss The Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz. Learn more here...

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                              imageNonfiction Book Discussion on Sept 15th
Posted on Monday August 24, 2015

The library's Nonfiction Book Discussion group meets throughout the year. On Tuesday September 15 at 7 PM we will discuss Portsmouth Women. Learn more here...

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                              imageWorld Affairs: Iran on Sept 15th
Posted on Monday August 24, 2015

In conjunction with World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, we're bringing speakers to the library to discuss international issues. On Tuesday September 15 at 7 PM we will host Massood Samii, who will be discussing Iran. Learn more here...

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                              imageLOCAL AUTHOR FAIR on Sept 16th
Posted on Monday August 24, 2015

We're hosting our very first Local Author Fair on Wednesday September 16 from 6 - 8 PM! Meet 40 local authors and enter to win prizes! Learn more here...

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                              imagePeace of Mind: Estate Planning, Sept. 17th
Posted on Monday August 24, 2015

The library will continue our hit Peace of Mind series on Thursday September 17 at 6:30 PM with Estate Planning. Attorney Edward Beasley will take you through the basics. Please call 1 800 370 5010 to register. Learn more here...

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                              imageGenealogy Workshops continue Sept 20th
Posted on Monday August 24, 2015

The library's popular Genealogy series will continue throughout the fall. In September, learn about "The Cloud" and social media, and how they can assist you in your research. Learn more about the series here...

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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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                              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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and get your questions answered.
Learn more about this great service here...
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