Food Preservation ...

Food Preservation has made a comeback! Learn how to safely and easily can and freeze your fruits, vegetables, soups, stews and meats at home for year-round goodness. Pressure canner gauge testing will also be offered on-site following the programs. (There is a $5.00 charge for this...

September ART Competition. Vote Now

This month’s gallery is comprised of artwork submitted by local artists and is currently on display at the Main Library. Click any image below to view a larger version.

The Maze Runner Trivia

Want to try our new media trivia? Please complete and submit the form to the Reference or Circulation desk and you could win an media-themed prize!! Your Full Name * Your Phone Number * Who is the author of the book The Maze Runner? What is the main character’s name in the book? Name another book in PPL’s catalog written by the author of The Maze Runner. What is t

Library Levy Renewal Information

Questions and Answers about the upcoming library levy renewal.

Local Author Showcase 2014

The Portsmouth Public Library is looking for local authors to participate in a Local Author Showcase October 6. Participating authors will have the opportunity to promote and sell their books at this event. Due to space limitations, only a small number of authors will be selected to participate. Apply quickly, applications are due September 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Interested authors may call 354-5688 ext. 10513 for more details. View and Print Application

Portsmouth Area Bicentennial

View the full calendar of events for the Portsmouth Bicentennial Celebration. Events begin August 29th! Be sure to follow Portsmouth Bicentennial on Facebook.

How Does Your Garden Grow? Season Schedule

Join us in our garden at Portsmouth Public Library! Learn from experts and get hands on experience this spring and summer. Family participation is encouraged. Gardening Dates: May— 15, 29 @ 6pm June—12, 26 @ 6pm July—10, 24 @ 6pm August—7, 21 @ 6pm September—4, 18 @ 6pm October—2, 16 @ 6pm Rain Barrel Workshop May 31st @ 1pm Pre-Register by calling 259-9231 Barrels and Kits $30 Food Preservation Series June 23 @ 6pm—Canning June 30 @ 6pm—Freezing July 29 @ 6pm—Pickling August 11 @ 6pm—Can & Freeze Soups, Meats, & Stews August 18 @...

Watch Read and Learn

Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.