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October 2019

Inspirational Book Group

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join other adults who love to read and discuss the Inspirational Fiction genre. This group, hosted by a library staff member, meets today at 12:00 in the Quiet Room at our Main Branch. October Discussion: In the wake of WWII, a grieving fisherman submits a poem to a local newspaper asking readers to send rocks in honor of loved ones to create something life-giving--but the building halts when tragedy strikes. Decades later, Annie returns to the coastal Maine town where stone ruins spark her curiosity and her search for answers faces a battle against time.

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Halloween Potion Bottle

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lucasville Library, 103 State Route 728
Lucasville, OH 45648 United States
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3$

Join us as we make spooky potion bottles for Halloween using re purposed bottles. Ages 18+. $3 materials fee required at time of registration. For more info, or to register, please contact the Lucasville Library at (740) 259-6119.

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Adult Stencil Painting

October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
South Webster Library, 496 Webster Street
South Webster, OH 45682 United States
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6.00$

Adult Stencil Painting. There will be a $5-$6 fee to cover cost of materials. You will be able to pick from a wide variety of materials. Class starts at 5:30pm. For more information, call the South Webster Branch Library at 740-778-2122.

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Annual Spooktacular featuring Author Sharon Hatfield

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

During this presentation, Hatfield discusses the fascinating history of Spiritualism and brings to life the true story of 19th century farmer-turned-Spiritualist, Jonathan Koons, one of the most important mediums of the era whom thousands traveled to Athens, Ohio to see contact spirits from beyond the grave. Main Floor; FREE; No registration required.

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Library at the Lofts

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Enjoy a book discussion, conversation and coffee at The Lofts Coffee Company where the PPL hosts this monthly, off-site book group. Check out a copy of the book by visiting the Main Branch located on Gallia Street. October Discussion: Beloved by Toni Morrison: After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved." Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things begin to happen. Set in rural Ohio several years after the Civil War, this profoundly affecting chronicle…

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Afternoon of Oils

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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10$

Join us as we present step-by-step instruction on how to use oil paints to create a tranquil landscape on canvas. Registration is required. $10 supply fee must be paid at time of registration. Must be 18+

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Adult D&D

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join PPL as we act as Dungeon Master for a FREE 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons session. Program starts at 6:00 in the IT lab. All levels of skill welcome.

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November 2019

Fiction Book Group

November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join other adults on the first Friday of every month in the Quiet Room at our Main Branch to discuss selected fiction titles. This book group, hosted by a library staff member, reads a variety of fictional titles to keep things interesting! For more information or to request a copy of this month’s title, call 740-354-5688. November Discussion: The Dry by Jane Harper: Receiving a sinister anonymous note after his best friend's suspicious death, federal agent Aaron Falk is forced to confront the fallout of a twenty-year-old false alibi against a backdrop of the worst drought Melbourne has seen in…

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Wooden Pumpkin Blocks Craft

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New Boston Library, 3850 Rhodes Avenue
New Boston, OH 45662 United States
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5.00$

Join us at the New Boston library on Monday, November 4th at 6:00 p.m. for our adult craft program. We will be making Decorative Wooden Pumpkin Blocks. There is a $5.00 fee that is due upon registration. All supplies will be provided. For more information or to register, please contact the New Boston library at 740-456-4412.

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Adult Painting Class-Wood Pallet Block Decor

November 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
South Webster Library, 496 Webster Street
South Webster, OH 45682 United States
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6.00$

Adult Painting Class. We will be painting wood pallet block decor. The class begins at 5:30 p.m. There will be limited available seating, please stop in to pre-register, fee is required at sign-up. For more information, call the South Webster Branch Library at 740-778-2122.

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