175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth NH 03801
(603) 427-1540

Monday – Thursday: 9 AM – 9 PM
Friday: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday (September - May): 1 PM – 5 PM

Sunday (June - August): CLOSED

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Racism in America: Resources for Learning, Discussion, and Celebrating Black Voices

As librarians, we believe one of our roles is to strengthen our community through sharing information. If you're looking to learn more about systemic racism and social justice, to read more about the experience of people of color in America, or for resources to talk to your children about racism, we have books for you.

Cell Phone Photography Workshop, Saturday June 29

Did you know that more photos are now taken with phones each day than used to be taken with traditional cameras in a year?!?  This short introductory class will be helpful for people who want to learn more about how to use the camera in their phone, and how to improve their photos.  Composition is one of the most important factors in taking good photos and is a main topic that will be discussed.  We will also talk about how cameras work, basic concepts in photography, photo editing, and what you should do next.  Please bring your phones and your questions to the class.


Film Screening: Legally Blonde, Thursday June 27

Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all. She wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But there is one thing stopping him (Matthew Davis) from proposing: She is too blond. Elle rallies all of her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back.

Registration is not required. Refreshments will be provided. Subtitles are used when possible. All are welcome!

Tie Dye Party, Wednesday June 26

We think you'll agree that this is a TIED AND TRUE summer classic! (get it??)

Join us in the field next to the library for a BYOT (Bring Your Own Tie Dye) Party!!! We provide the dyes, you bring your own item to tie dye. Once again, you bring your own PREWASHED item to dye, we provide the dyes. Prewashing helps the dyes stick to the fibers better. Shirts, shorts, pants, cloth hats, cloth masks, socks, towels ... all great items to bring.

Shakespeare Discussion Group- All's Well That Ends Well, Tuesday June 25

How now good friends? Dost thou seek a monthly pastime to broaden the mind and entice the senses? Look no further than Shakespearean Discussion Group! Enjoy the selected play of the month in the way ‘twas presented: to the masses! Pick up a video recording of the play to view at your leisure, and then join us on the last Tuesday of the month at 4 PM to discuss your experience with The Bard’s work.