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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.

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                              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...

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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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                              image K - 12 Poetry Contest March 18 - April 15
Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015
Our first annual K - 12 poetry contest is open from March 18 - April 15. You could have your work displayed in the library! Learn how to submit a poem here...

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                              imageMarch Movies Continue on the 26th - 29th
Posted on Friday, February 13th, 2015
Join us at the library for some great films in March. At 6:30 PM on Thursday, March 26th, we'll be showing Boyhood, starring Ellar Coltrane. Then we'll be showing the animated feature Big Hero 6 on Friday, March 27th, at 3:30 PM, as well as Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. See all March Films here...

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                              imageAdult Fiction Book Discussion, April 13th
Posted on Tuesday, March 13th, 2015

Join us Monday, March 9 at 1 or 7 PM in the MacLeod Room to discuss Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain. Learn about the other titles we'll read here...

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                              image Jah Spirit Performs April 15th
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2015
Join us in the Levenson Room on Wednesday, April 15 at 2 PM for a performance by Jah Spirit, which joins an African-Reggae beat with elements of calypso jazz, blues and rock. Learn more about the Spring Music Series here...

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                              image Genealogy Workshop April 19th
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2015
Join us in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Sunday, April 19 at 2 PM where Patty Shoreland will discuss the records and research tools available at the Family History Centers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Learn more about our genealogy workshops here...

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                              image Peace of Mind on April 27
Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Join us for the next in our Peace of Mind events, when art therapist Julie Ligon will present Reconnecting with Yourself Through Art. Learn more here...

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                              imageAARP Tax Aide February 1st - April 12th
Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

From February 1 - April 12 the library will host FREE tax help from AARP! Tax Aide will be held on Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 and Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30. Drop-ins welcome, or dial 2-1-1 to make an appointment with the NH Tax Line. Learn more here...

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                              imageWatercolors added to PortsmouthExhibits.org
Posted on Friday, December 18th, 2014

Views of Portsmouth and Wildflowers by Sarah Haven Foster have been added to the Portsmouth Public Library Digital Archive and are now available on PortsmouthExhibits.org. Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900) lived and painted in Portsmouth, in the surrounding area, and abroad. A collection of watercolors was gifted to the Library by her sister in 1901, and has received conservation and preservation care through grants from the Rosamond Thaxter Foundation and the New Hampshire Conservation License Plate Program.  

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                              imageLearningExpress Online Test Prep
Posted on Monday, January 5th, 2015

Do you have a standardized test to prepare for? Try the library's LearningExpress service! It provides test prep for SATs, PSATS, advanced placement exams, and exams for many careers as well as skill building exercises in a wide range of subjects. Materials are available for elementary through college students and beyond. Got questions? Call 766-1720.

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                              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.

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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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                              image Take Advantage of OverDrive Advantage!
Posted on Monday, March 25th. 2013

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                                  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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