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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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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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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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Free

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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River Valley Writers’ Group

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Are you interested in learning about the writing process? Or, are you a writer looking for a community of your own? Look no further! Join the River Valley Writers to share your experiences and create relationships with other local authors. The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30pm in the Meeting Room at the Main Branch. For more information please contact the Reference Desk at (740) 354-5688.

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Dungeons and Dragons

August 19 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

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 this popular role-playing game. All levels of experience and skill are welcome! If you prefer using your imagination for crafting instead of gaming, then check out the library’s craft cart and make something awesome! Join the fun at 2:30 in the Meeting Room. For more information, call 740-354-5688.

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Inspirational Book Group

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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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. August Discussion: Half Finished by Lauraine Snelling: A group of women realize that life is full of half-finished relationships and projects. However, they discover that the outcome is not as important as the journey

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Galaxy Jewelry

August 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join us to make a stellar piece of space inspired jewelry. Choose between a solar system bracelet or nebula necklace! This FREE program starts at 2:30 in the meeting room. For more information, call 740-354-5688.

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Computer Games

August 21 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Teens! Join us for an hour of digital fun to play games like War Thunder and Paladins on the STEAM game database, or put your building skills to the test with Minecraft! Get your game on at 2:30 in the IT lab! For more information, call 740-354-5688.

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Literary Thursdays: Facts and Fiction

August 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join PPL staff to browse and discuss a selection of both fiction and non-fiction titles centered around a monthly theme. You may just find a new favorite book! August’s theme is back to school! This free program is at 2:30 in the meeting room. For more information, call 740-354-5688.

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Afternoon of Oils

August 22 @ 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 walk you step-by-step in creating a beautiful oil painting of a wind mill . Supplies will be made available, supply fee must be paid at time of registration. Limit of 12. Register at the Reference Desk at our Main Branch. 18+

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Library at the Lofts

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Coffee at the Lofts, 842 Gallia St.
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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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. August Discussion: Natasha, whose family is hours away from being deported, and Daniel, a first generation Korean American who strives to live up to his parents' expectations, unexpectedly fall in love and must determine which path they will choose in order to be together.

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Dungeons and Dragons

August 26 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

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 this popular role-playing game. All levels of experience and skill are welcome! If you prefer using your imagination for crafting instead of gaming, then check out the library’s craft cart and make something awesome! Join the fun at 2:30 in the Meeting Room. For more information, call 740-354-5688.

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Back to School Blowout!

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

Kick off the school year with the Portsmouth Public Library. Join us for FREE pizza, games, crafts and more! Find out what your library has to offer at 2:30 in the meeting room! For more information, call 740-354-5688.

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