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Upcoming Events

February 2024

Computer & VR Gaming

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

Come play games with friends on our gaming laptops, Nintendo Switch or try out one of our Oculus Quest systems. You can even bring your own system to play. This free program is from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting room for ages 13-18.

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Love Your Heart

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

Stop by the Portsmouth library for a free blood pressure check and Q&A with Emily from the American Heart Association HeartCorps.

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Leap Day Fun!

February 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join us for this once every 4 years occasion. Come make leap frogs for Leap Day 2024. Ages 13-17.

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March 2024

Free Day Friday

March 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Come play games with friends on our gaming laptops, Nintendo Switch or try out one of our Oculus Quest systems. You can even bring your own system to play. This free program is from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting room for ages 13-18.

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Fiction Book Group

March 1 @ 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 Quiet Room at SCPL Portsmouth Branch. Book Selection: The Women by Kristin Hannah.

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Dungeons & Dragons

March 2 @ 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

March 4 @ 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 – 4:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Teen Craft: Shrinky Dinks

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

Come have a blast making Shrinky Dinks of your own in the Meeting Room 2:30-4:00.

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Computer and VR Gaming

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

Come play games with friends on our gaming laptops, Nintendo Switch or try out one of our Oculus Quest systems. You can even bring your own system to play. This free program is from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting room for ages 13-18.

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Minute to Win It

March 7 @ 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 play fun, fast-paced games against your friends. Can you beat the clock? This FREE program is for ages 13-18.

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Free Day Friday

March 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Come play games with friends on our gaming laptops, Nintendo Switch or try out one of our Oculus Quest systems. You can even bring your own system to play. This free program is from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting room for ages 13-18.

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Dungeons & Dragons

March 11 @ 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 – 4:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Dungeons & Dragons

March 11 @ 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: Dreamcatcher

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

Come in to craft your own dreamcatcher in the Meeting Room at 2:30.

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Adult Painting Series

March 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join us for our new series for artists of all talent levels. Registration is required. Call 740-354-5688 for more information. Ages 18+

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Computer and VR Gaming

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

Come play games with friends on our gaming laptops, Nintendo Switch or try out one of our Oculus Quest systems. You can even bring your own system to play. This free program is from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting room for ages 13-18.

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Page to Stage

March 14 @ 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

March 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Come play games with friends on our gaming laptops, Nintendo Switch or try out one of our Oculus Quest systems. You can even bring your own system to play. This free program is from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting room for ages 13-18.

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Dungeons & Dragons

March 16 @ 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

March 18 @ 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 – 4:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Cookbook Club

March 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 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 Crafting: Galaxy Slime

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

It's time to get excited for the Solar Eclipse! Join us in the meeting room to make Galaxy Slime at 2:30.

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Computer and VR Gaming

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

Come play games with friends on our gaming laptops, Nintendo Switch or try out one of our Oculus Quest systems. You can even bring your own system to play. This free program is from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting room for ages 13-18.

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Manga Club

March 21 @ 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

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

Come play games with friends on our gaming laptops, Nintendo Switch or try out one of our Oculus Quest systems. You can even bring your own system to play. This free program is from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting room for ages 13-18.

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A Novel Idea Book Group

March 23 @ 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: Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros.

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Dungeons & Dragons

March 25 @ 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 – 4:30 in the Meeting Room.

Find out more »

Dungeons & Dragons

March 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
+ Google Map
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 Crafting: UV Bead Jewelry

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

It is time to get excited for the Solar Eclipse! Join us in the meeting room at 2:30 to make UV Beaded Jewelry.

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Computer and VR Gaming

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

Come play games with friends on our gaming laptops, Nintendo Switch or try out one of our Oculus Quest systems. You can even bring your own system to play. This free program is from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting room for ages 13-18.

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STEM: Egg Drop

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

Join us for a fun STEM activity at 2:30.

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Free Day Friday

March 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Come play games with friends on our gaming laptops, Nintendo Switch or try out one of our Oculus Quest systems. You can even bring your own system to play. This free program is from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting room for ages 13-18.

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Crafty Artists Group

March 30 @ 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 SCPL Portsmouth branch’s 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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April 2024

Dungeons & Dragons

April 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
+ Google Map
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.

Find out more »

Teen Crafting: Sun Catcher

April 2 @ 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 make a sun catcher of your very own.

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Computer and VR Gaming

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

Come play games with friends on our gaming laptops, Nintendo Switch or try out one of our Oculus Quest systems. You can even bring your own system to play. This free program is from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting room for ages 13-18.

Find out more »

Free Day Friday

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

Come play games with friends on our gaming laptops, Nintendo Switch or try out one of our Oculus Quest systems. You can even bring your own system to play. This free program is from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting room for ages 13-18.

Find out more »

Fiction Book Group

April 5 @ 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 Quiet Room at SCPL Portsmouth Branch. Book Selection: Happiness Falls by Angie Kim.

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Dungeons & Dragons

April 6 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
+ Google Map
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 – 5:30 in the Meeting Room. Ages 18+.

Find out more »

Dungeons & Dragons

April 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
+ Google Map
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 Crafting: Plastic Succlents

April 9 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join us and get crafty! Make a plastic succulent plant to take home from 2:30-4:00.

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Adult Painting Series

April 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join us for our new series for artists of all talent levels. Registration is required. Call 740-354-5688 for more information. Ages 18+

Find out more »

Computer and VR Gaming

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

Come play games with friends on our gaming laptops, Nintendo Switch or try out one of our Oculus Quest systems. You can even bring your own system to play. This free program is from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting room for ages 13-18.

Find out more »

Page to Stage

April 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
+ Google Map
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.

Find out more »

Free Day Friday

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

Come play games with friends on our gaming laptops, Nintendo Switch or try out one of our Oculus Quest systems. You can even bring your own system to play. This free program is from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting room for ages 13-18.

Find out more »

Dungeons & Dragons

April 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
+ Google Map
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.

Find out more »

Cookbook Club

April 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
+ Google Map
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+.

Find out more »

Teen Crafting: Button Art

April 16 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Show off your crafting skills and join us to make your own artistic creation on canvas using buttons.

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Computer and VR Gaming

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

Come play games with friends on our gaming laptops, Nintendo Switch or try out one of our Oculus Quest systems. You can even bring your own system to play. This free program is from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting room for ages 13-18.

Find out more »

Minute to Win It

April 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join us from 2:30- 4:00 in the Meeting room to play fun, fast-paced games against your friends. Can you beat the clock? This FREE program is for ages 13-18.

Find out more »

Free Day Friday

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

Come play games with friends on our gaming laptops, Nintendo Switch or try out one of our Oculus Quest systems. You can even bring your own system to play. This free program is from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting room for ages 13-18.

Find out more »

Dungeons & Dragons

April 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
+ Google Map
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 – 5:30 in the Meeting Room. Ages 18+.

Find out more »

Dungeons & Dragons

April 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
+ Google Map
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.

Find out more »

Dungeons & Dragons

April 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
+ Google Map
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+.

Find out more »

Teen Craft: Sand Art

April 23 @ 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 at 2:30 to make your own sand art creation.

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Computer and VR Gaming

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

Come play games with friends on our gaming laptops, Nintendo Switch or try out one of our Oculus Quest systems. You can even bring your own system to play. This free program is from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting room for ages 13-18.

Find out more »

Manga Club

April 25 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
+ Google Map
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.

Find out more »

Free Day Friday

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

Come play games with friends on our gaming laptops, Nintendo Switch or try out one of our Oculus Quest systems. You can even bring your own system to play. This free program is from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting room for ages 13-18.

Find out more »

Crafty Artists Group

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join us for a craft at the SCPL Portsmouth branch’s 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+

Find out more »

Dungeons & Dragons

April 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
+ Google Map
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.

Find out more »

Teen Crafting: Charm Jewelry

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

Join to create beautiful jewelry for yourself or to use as a gift.

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