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March 2021

Handbound Watercolor Journal Take-n-Make

March 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Create a FREE handbound notebook filled with watercolor paper. Use the paint set and pen provided to create a colorful new journaling habit this Spring! Kits include: cover sheets, watercolor paper, binding thread, binding needle, glue stick, decorative bee cutouts, pen, and watercolor set. Ages 13+. Library card required for patrons 18+. One kit per patron while supplies last. Kits available through March 31st or while supplies last.

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Online Read-Around

March 1 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Free

Read around our collection with us! Choose a book you’ve never read in the genre selected and write a review using your ReadSquared app to be entered to win a prize! Just find Adult Read-Around under “Missions” in ReadSquared to join. Must be 18+. March Genre: Women's Stories. In celebration of Women's History Month read a book by a female author featuring female characters. Reviews must be complete by March 31st to be entered to win!

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First Chapter Fridays

March 5 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until March 26, 2021

Free

Hello, Book Lovers! Check out PPL’s YouTube channel every Friday to listen to a reading of an excerpt from the first chapter of a book selected by staff. These titles can be placed on hold by calling the PPL or using the library’s online catalog along with your PIN.

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ONLINE Fiction Book Group

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Hello Fiction Readers! Join a group of fellow book lovers ONLINE to discuss a pre-selected title the first Friday of each month! Go to our Fiction Book Group Facebook group or send a request to Reference@yourppl.org to receive a link to join the discussion. March Discussion: The Gone Dead by Chanelle Benz: Returning to her ramshackle home in the Mississippi Delta after thirty years, Billie James investigates the accident that killed her famous poet father as well as rumors that she went missing the day he died.

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Science Meets Literature

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Free

Hey, Science lovers! Check out our YouTube channel on Thursday, March 11th to learn how to mix a few simple ingredients and create a container of colorful, foaming elephant toothpaste while learning the science behind it!

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Rom-Com Readers Book Group

March 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Calling all Romantic Comedy lovers! Join your fellow Rom-Com Readers in a discussion of a new Romantic Comedy each month. Meetings will be held the second Thursday of each month at 5:30pm, virtually. Email Reference@yourppl.org with a request to attend to receive a Google link for the event! Must be 18+ to attend. March Discussion: Read, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston: When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius--his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There's only one problem: Alex has a…

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First Chapter Fridays

March 12 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until March 26, 2021

Free

Hello, Book Lovers! Check out PPL’s YouTube channel every Friday to listen to a reading of an excerpt from the first chapter of a book selected by staff. These titles can be placed on hold by calling the PPL or using the library’s online catalog along with your PIN.

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Page to Stage

March 18 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Free

Mistakes happen on stage: someone may miss their line or a prop might be forgotten, but as they say in show business, “The show must go on!” Check out our YouTube channel on Thursday, February 18 th to learn improvisation skills to help prepare you for whatever comes your way on the stage!

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First Chapter Fridays

March 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until March 26, 2021

Free

Hello, Book Lovers! Check out PPL’s YouTube channel every Friday to listen to a reading of an excerpt from the first chapter of a book selected by staff. These titles can be placed on hold by calling the PPL or using the library’s online catalog along with your PIN.

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A Novel Idea Book Group

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Attention Readers! Join a group of avid book lovers to read and discuss a different book each month. To participate just send an email to reference@yourppl.org to request a google invite and you will receive your invite by the day of the event. Ages 18+. For more information, call: 740-354-5688 March Discussion: The Gown by Jennifer Robson- From the internationally bestselling author of Somewhere in France comes an enthralling historical novel about one of the most famous wedding dresses of the twentieth century--Queen Elizabeth's wedding gown--and the fascinating women who made it.

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Fiction Kitchen

March 25 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Free

The Divergent series by Veronica Roth is known for its fast paced action and unique dystopian world that is divided into factions, but food is another important part of the series. Each faction has certain foods they prefer. For the main character’s faction, Dauntless, the favorite dessert is chocolate cake. Check out our YouTube channel on Thursday, February 25th to learn how to make a delicious chocolate lava cake and see why it is their favorite!

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First Chapter Fridays

March 26 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until March 26, 2021

Free

Hello, Book Lovers! Check out PPL’s YouTube channel every Friday to listen to a reading of an excerpt from the first chapter of a book selected by staff. These titles can be placed on hold by calling the PPL or using the library’s online catalog along with your PIN.

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