Category: Featured

November A.R.T. Gallery

Thank you for your interest in the A.R.T. (Appalachian Regional Talent) Gallery! Please vote for your favorite piece. At the end of the month, a People’s Choice winner will be selected based on the number of votes received. Be sure to check back with us every month to vote for your favorite artwork!

Build Professional Skills with Lynda.com!

WHAT IS IT? An online learning solution to help you gain new skills and advance your career. Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of instructional videos on business, creative, and technology topics. HOW DO I ACCESS IT? With your library card number and PIN, you can access Lynda.com content from any computer with an Internet connection. NEED A LIBRARY CARD? Click here for information on getting a Portsmouth Public Library card. Click Here to Access Lynda.com! The Portsmouth Public Library now offers free access to the Lynda.com online library of instructional video tutorials. Log in with your library card number and… Read More »

Quick Pick Books

Your PPL is featuring a new service called Quick Pick to help you get new books more quickly! Here’s how it works: Quick Pick is a special collection of new adult fiction & non-fiction books including bestselling titles and older, high demand titles that compliments the existing collection. This service allows patrons to bypass the hold list so that everyone gets the book quicker–just pick it up and go! Quick Pick titles are available at the Main branch and cannot be transferred to another branch for check out. Quick Pick titles check out for one week only (7 days) and… Read More »

Time Traveler Newsletter #2

Welcome to the second edition of The Time Traveler: Portsmouth Past and Present! Our goal is to bring Scioto County, Ohio’s past to life through engaging articles, archives and images that residents can be proud to share today. Be on the lookout for our next issue in July! View the Newsletter

Oil Painting Group

Afternoon of Oils – Oil Painting Group

Join us in learning techniques in oil painting. There is a $10.00 supply fee, due at time of registration,  for all participants and pre-registration is required. A lack of interest will lead to the cancellation of the program. Where: Main Library – First Floor Who: For adults ages 18+, limited to 6 people per session How: For more information or to register, please visit the Reference Desk or call (740) 354-5688 Classes: From 4:00p – 6:00p April 26th– Floral Fence June 28th– Van Gogh style beach scene August 30th– Peaceful Waters October 25th– Autumn Scene December 27th= Winter Wonderland

Online Book Group

Are you a book lover who can’t seem to fit book group meetings into your busy schedule? Then our Choose Your Own Adventure Online Book Group is perfect for you! Read one of the featured books or select your own “wild card” book to discuss on the online discussion board. Available online 24/7 at: https://www.goodreads.com/…/174993-choose-your-own-adventure

BookFlix

BookFlix (Premium Subscription)

BookFlix® is a digital literacy resource that pairs more than 120 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction eBook from Scholastic on a similar subject. The fiction and nonfiction pairings are designed to strengthen early literacy skills while exposing young learners to real world concepts.

Memorial Donations

Honor someone special in your life by making a meaningful donation to the Portsmouth Public Library in their name. A tribute or memorial gift is a simple, thoughtful way to show your respect for a family member, friend or co-worker. Your gift makes it possible for the Library to enhance its collections and continue to serve as a vital resource for the community. Your donation will be used to purchase adult, teen, or children’s materials in the subject area of your interest. A bookplate will be added to each new item and a note acknowledging the gift will also be… Read More »

Yearbook Collection

Come spend a day traveling back in time in our Local History Department at the Portsmouth library!!! We have hundreds of Scioto County High School year books to look through. You might even see someone you know! 🙂 Interested in donating your old yearbooks to the collection? Call the 740-354-5304 for more information. Can’t make it into the library? Many of the yearbooks have been added to our digital collection! Glenwood High School Minford High School Portsmouth East High School Portsmouth High School Portsmouth West High School South Webster High School Wheelersburg High School

Thank you 2016 sponsors!

The Portsmouth Public Library would like to thank our following sponsors for making the 2016 Summer Reading Program possible: Rotary of Portsmouth Ohio Southern Ohio Medical Center CareSource King’s Daughters Medical Center Ohio American Savings Bank Portsmouth Insurance Agency Desco Federal Credit Union The Happy Pot WSAZ Children’s Charities COSI Kings Island Ohio State Parks Newport Aquarium The Ohio State Fair The Ohio Renaissance Festival Adopt a Book Portsmouth Kiwanis Camden Park. You’re #1 in our books!!! Be sure to register for Summer Reading before July 11, 2016.