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July 2019

Library at the Lofts

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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ADULT SUMMER READING EVENT: 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. The July discussion has been moved to our Main Branch on Gallia Street. The discussion will be held in the Quiet Room on the main floor. July Discussion: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin: In 1969 New York four children daringly visiting a fortune teller said to be able to predict the date of one's death. Elder siblings Daniel and…

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Chats from the Stacks: YA Science Fiction

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Visit our West Fireplace to chat with staff about popular trends in Young Adult Science Fiction.

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FREE Cooking Demonstration

July 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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ADULT SUMMER READING EVENT: Join us at 11am in our Meeting Room as staff demonstrate some of the many ways to use KitchenAid attachments to create delicious cuisine. Enjoy a complimentary ice cream with galaxy toppings! Register at Reference Desk; limit of 12.

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Sam McKibbin Classic Movie Matinee

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Lucasville Library, 103 State Route 728
Lucasville, OH 45648 United States
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Join us on Wednesday, July 24th at 2:00 pm for a classic movie. Program is free and for all ages. Registration not required but appreciated; for more info or to register, please contact the Lucasville Library at (740) 259-6119.

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ARTWorks: Watercolor Trees

July 25 @ 6:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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SUMMER READING EVENT: Join us in creating a watercolor picture of trees for FREE in our Quiet Room. Advanced registration is required, must be present to register; limit of 12. Must be 18+. 5pm-6pm in our Quiet Room.

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Summer Reading Finale

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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We will be celebrating the end of Summer Reading at the Portsmouth Library with our Universe of Stories, Summer Reading Finale. We kick off the celebration at 11am with Magician Joey Stepp. The whole family is sure to love his show packed with comedy, magic, and audience participation. Following the show, we will announce our Summer Reading grand prize winners. Barkers Petting Zoo will have exotic animals at the library for everyone to pet and there will be free carnival games that children 12 and under can play from 12-2pm. Ages 18 and under can also get a free shaved…

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Mr. Boneyfiddle’s Riddle Room @ the PPL

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Test your skills and escape Mr. Boneyfiddle's Riddle Room at our Summer Reading Finale! Join us from 2pm-4pm in the Copley Meeting Room at our Main Branch for a 10 minute mini riddle room session. Can you escape? Ages 13+; register your time slot the day of the event. Each time slot limited to 5 people.

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Chats from the Stacks: Coming of Age

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join us at our West Fireplace to chat with staff about the popular reading theme: coming of age novels. Growing up is hard to do, and these books follow protagonists struggling to find their place- and themselves- in the world.

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Adult Dungeons & Dragons

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until July 29, 2019

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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ADULT SUMMER READING EVENT: Join PPL as we act as Dungeon Master for 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons sessions. All levels of skill welcome. 6pm-7:30pm

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August 2019

Fiction Book Group

August 2 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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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. August Discussion: Shot Through the Heart by Maren Birk: Although Rori Cross has been restless, she has never wanted to enter another relationship...until now. Something about smooth-talking Guy Matthews makes Rori want to forget past hurts, current stalkers, and her constant worry over her…

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