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October 2022

Take-n-Make: Watercolor Bookmarks

October 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up a FREE Watercolor Bookmark Take-n-Make kit. Available for ages 13+ throughout the month of October while supplies last.

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Dungeons and Dragons

October 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Go on epic adventures and battle deadly foes in the 5th edition of this popular role-playing game. All levels of experience and skill are welcome! Join the fun from 2:30-4:30 in the Meeting Room. Ages 18+

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Dungeons & Dragons

October 3 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Go on epic adventures and battle deadly foes in the 5th edition of this popular role-playing game. All levels of experience and skill are welcome! Join the fun from 2:30 – 4:00 in the Meeting Room We will be making characters and starting a new adventure.

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Dungeons & Dragons

October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Go on epic adventures and battle deadly foes in the 5th edition of this popular role-playing game. All levels of experience and skill are welcome! Join the fun from 5:30-7:30 in the Meeting Room. Ages 18+

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Teen Craft: Wand Making

October 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join us in the Meeting Room from 2:30-4:00 to craft a wand of your very own. This FREE program is for ages 13-17.

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River Valley Writers Group

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00pm-7:45pm in the Meeting Room. Contact Roger Smith at 740-778-3110 for more details.

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Computer Games and VR

October 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Teens! Join us for an hour of digital fun to play games like Brawlhalla and Paladins on the STEAM game database or compete in a match of Apex. You can also play a game of Super Hot, Job Simulator, Beat Saber or Gorilla Tag on our oculus VR systems. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and goes from 2:30 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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Watercolor Bookmarks

October 6 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join us from 2:30- 4:00 in the Meeting room to make Halloween watercolor bookmarks. This FREE event is for ages 13+.

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Free Day Friday

October 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Bring your own computers, consoles and more. We also provide computers and VR sets as well as run mini D&D games and provide crafts such as perler beads. 230-400pm in the Meeting Room. Ages 13+.

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Fiction Book Group

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Fiction book group meets at 4pm in the Meeting Room at PPL Main Branch. Book Selection: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

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Cover to Cover

October 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

In this episode, library staff share reading recommendations for Horror Books. Cover to Cover video episodes are posted on PPL’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/yourppl/

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Dungeons & Dragons

October 10 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Go on epic adventures and battle deadly foes in the 5th edition of this popular role-playing game. All levels of experience and skill are welcome! Join the fun from 2:30 – 4:00 in the Meeting Room We will be making characters and starting a new adventure.

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Teen Craft: Pumpkin Carving Party

October 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join us in the Meeting Room for a pumpkin carving party. This FREE program is for ages 13-17.

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Computer Games and VR

October 12 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Teens! Join us for an hour of digital fun to play games like Brawlhalla and Paladins on the STEAM game database or compete in a match of Apex. You can also play a game of Super Hot, Job Simulator, Beat Saber or Gorilla Tag on our oculus VR systems. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and goes from 2:30 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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Page to Stage

October 13 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join us from 2:30 – 4:00 in the Meeting Room to get a little act-ive. We’ll be playing fun theater games aimed to prepare you for the stage. This FREE program is for ages 13-18.

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Free Day Friday

October 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Bring your own computers, consoles and more. We also provide computers and VR sets as well as run mini D&D games and provide crafts such as perler beads. 230-400pm in the Meeting Room. Ages 13+.

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Dungeons & Dragons

October 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Go on epic adventures and battle deadly foes in the 5th edition of this popular role-playing game. All levels of experience and skill are welcome! Join the fun from 2:30-4:30 in the Meeting Room. Ages 18+

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Dungeons & Dragons

October 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Go on epic adventures and battle deadly foes in the 5th edition of this popular role-playing game. All levels of experience and skill are welcome! Join the fun from 2:30 – 4:00 in the Meeting Room. We will be making characters and starting a new adventure.

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Cookbook Club

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Bring a dish that matches this month's theme or come as you are. Taste test some food and enjoy talking about food with other foodies! This FREE event is for ages 18+.

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Teen Craft: Creepy Dolls

October 18 @ 2:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join us in the Meeting Room to make creepy dolls just in time for Halloween. This FREE program is for ages 13-17.

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Computer Games and VR

October 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Teens! Join us for an hour of digital fun to play games like Brawlhalla and Paladins on the STEAM game database or compete in a match of Apex. You can also play a game of Super Hot, Job Simulator, Beat Saber or Gorilla Tag on our oculus VR systems. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and goes from 2:30 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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STEAM

October 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join us at 2:30 in the Meeting Room to try a variety of STEM activates including VR, robotics kits, snap circuits and more! This FREE program is for ages 13-17.

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Free Day Friday

October 21 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Bring your own computers, consoles and more. We also provide computers and VR sets as well as run mini D&D games and provide crafts such as perler beads. 230-400pm in the Meeting Room. Ages 13+.

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Cover to Cover

October 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

In this episode, library staff share reading recommendations for Books that Remind Us of Halloween. Cover to Cover video episodes are posted on PPL’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/yourppl/

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A Novel Idea Book Group

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Coffee at the Lofts, 842 Gallia St.
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Free reading event. A Novel Idea Book Group meets monthly at The Loft Coffee Company and Roastery. For more information call 740-354-5688 or visit yourppl.org. This month’s selection: The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell.

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Dungeons & Dragons

October 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Go on epic adventures and battle deadly foes in the 5th edition of this popular role-playing game. All levels of experience and skill are welcome! Join the fun from 5:30-7:30 in the Meeting Room. Ages 18+

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Dungeons & Dragons

October 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Go on epic adventures and battle deadly foes in the 5th edition of this popular role-playing game. All levels of experience and skill are welcome! Join the fun from 2:30 – 4:00 in the Meeting Room. We will be making characters and starting a new adventure.

Find out more »

Dungeons & Dragons

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Go on epic adventures and battle deadly foes in the 5th edition of this popular role-playing game. All levels of experience and skill are welcome! Join the fun from 5:30-7:30 in the Meeting Room. Ages 18+

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Teen Craft: Glass Pendant Eyeball Necklace

October 25 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join us at 2:30 in the Meeting Room to make glass pendant eyeball necklaces. This FREE program is for ages 13-17.

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Computer Games and VR

October 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Teens! Join us for an hour of digital fun to play games like Brawlhalla and Paladins on the STEAM game database or compete in a match of Apex. You can also play a game of Super Hot, Job Simulator, Beat Saber or Gorilla Tag on our oculus VR systems. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and goes from 2:30 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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Manga and Anime Culture Club

October 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Talk about your favorite series, make a craft, try a snack or drink, win a volume of manga and more. You never know what the club has in store! This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and runs from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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Free Day Friday

October 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Bring your own computers, consoles and more. We also provide computers and VR sets as well as run mini D&D games and provide crafts such as perler beads. 230-400pm in the Meeting Room. Ages 13+.

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Crafty Artists Group

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join us for a craft at the PPL meeting room. This free program requires registration. Call 740-354-5688 or stop by the Reference Desk to register. All material will be provided to complete the craft. Ages 18+

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Dungeons & Dragons

October 31 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Go on epic adventures and battle deadly foes in the 5th edition of this popular role-playing game. All levels of experience and skill are welcome! Join the fun from 2:30 – 4:00 in the Meeting Room. We will be making characters and starting a new adventure.

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