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July 2018

Game Time (YA)

July 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Wednesday, repeating until July 25, 2018

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Come and build an amazing world in Minecraft or test your adventuring and storytelling skills in Dungeons and Dragons at 2:00 in the Computer Lab.

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August A.R.T. Gallery Submission Deadline

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Calling all artists 18 and up! Submissions for our August show are due today. Please fill out a submission form which can be found at our Main library or on our website. Artists can display up to 3 pieces of art per month. All submissions must be framed with a hook on the back so it is ready to hang. Your artwork will be previewed to make sure it is within library guidelines, and it must be left to hang in our gallery for the entire month. Any artist who would like to advertise their art as for sale must…

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Warm up America

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2018

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

All meetings held in Portsmouth Public Library’s Meeting Room on the Ground Floor. For more information, please contact Robin Storey at (740) 357-7591.

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Library at the Lofts

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Coffee at the Lofts, 842 Gallia St.
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Enjoy conversation and coffee at the Coffee at the Lofts with your PPL as we host an off-site book group! July Selection: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis: Teenage Lynn has been taught to defend her pond against every threat: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and most important, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty—or doesn't leave at all. Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. But when strangers appear, the mysterious footprints by the pond, nighttime threats,…

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Game Time (YA)

July 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Wednesday, repeating until July 25, 2018

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Come and build an amazing world in Minecraft or test your adventuring and storytelling skills in Dungeons and Dragons at 2:00 in the Computer Lab.

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Art Works: Suncatcher Craft

July 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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5$

Craft with your PPL! Join us at our Main branch in our quiet room to create a unique suncatcher using sea glass, wire, and wood. Registration is required. $5 fee due at time of registration. Registration opens July 1st.

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Knitting & Crochet Group

July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 27, 2018

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

All meetings held in Portsmouth Public Library’s Meeting Room on the Ground Floor. For more information, please contact Robin Storey at (740) 357-7591.

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Galaxy Painted Rock Craft (YA)

July 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Paint a simple but amazing galaxy scene on a rock at 3:00 in the Portsmouth Library Meeting Room

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August 2018

River Valley Writers’ Group

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Are you a writer looking for a community of your own? Look no further! Join the River Valley Writers to share your experiences and to create relationships with other local authors. Every first Tuesday of the month hosted by the Portsmouth Public Library in the Portsmouth library meeting room.

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Knitting & Crochet Group

August 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2018

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

All meetings held in Portsmouth Public Library’s Meeting Room on the Ground Floor. For more information, please contact Robin Storey at (740) 357-7591.

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Fiction Book Group

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join us the first Friday of every month in the Quiet Room at our Main Branch for a book group for adults who love to read fiction! 18+ For more information or to request a copy of this month’s title, call 740-354-5688 August Selection: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan: When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home…

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Warm up America

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2018

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

All meetings held in Portsmouth Public Library’s Meeting Room on the Ground Floor. For more information, please contact Robin Storey at (740) 357-7591.

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Library at the Lofts

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Coffee at the Lofts, 842 Gallia St.
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Enjoy conversation and coffee at the Coffee at the Lofts with your PPL as we host an off-site book group! August Selection: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett: The Cousins and the Keatings are two California families forever intertwined and permanently shattered by infidelity. Bert Cousins leaves his wife for Beverly Keating, leaving her to raise four children on her own. Beverly, with two children of her own, leaves her husband for Bert. The six children involved are forced to forge a childhood bond based on the combined disappointment in their parents. As adults, they find their families’ stories revealed in a…

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September A.R.T. Gallery Submission Deadline

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Calling all artists 18 and up! Submissions for our September show are due today. Please fill out a submission form which can be found at our Main library or on our website. Artists can display up to 3 pieces of art per month. All submissions must be framed with a hook on the back so it is ready to hang. Your artwork will be previewed to make sure it is within library guidelines, and it must be left to hang in our gallery for the entire month. Any artist who would like to advertise their art as for sale must…

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Inspirational Book Group

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join us in the Quiet Room at our Main branch for a book group designed for adults who love inspirational titles. For more information call 740-354-5688. 18+ August Selection: The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck: Tenley Roth’s first book was a runaway bestseller. With pressure mounting from her publisher, Tenley is weighted with writer’s block. But when her estranged mother calls asking Tenley to help her through chemotherapy, she packs up for Florida where she meets handsome furniture designer Jonas Sullivan and discovers the story her heart’s been missing. A century earlier, another woman wrote at the same desk with…

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Computer Games

August 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 29, 2018

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Compete in fun Steam games like Paladins and Brawlhala or play through awesome Minecraft worlds. Join us at 2:30 in the Computer lab.

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Game and Crafts

August 23 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Play Smash Bros or Mario Kart on our Wii or bring your own game! Not into gaming? We have fun crafts too!

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Afternoon of Oils

August 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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10$

Join us in Main’s Meeting Room as we create an oil painting of a peaceful river scene. Register at the Reference Desk, $10 fee due at time of registration. All materials are included in the registration fee. Registration opens August 1st and will run through the day of the program or until all spots are reserved. 18+

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Game and Craft

August 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Game and Craft – Play Smash Bros or Mario Kart on our Wii or bring your own game! Not into gaming? We have fun crafts too!

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Book Charms

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Come and make a charm bracelet using your favorite books as charms. Join us at 2:00 on the Main Floor.

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Dungeons and Dragons

August 27 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join us as we go on epic adventures and battle deadly foes in the popular role playing game. All levels of experience welcome. Now’s the time to learn! Play at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Back to School Blowout

August 28 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Kick off the school year with PPL. Come eat pizza, play games, and see what your library has to offer! At 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Computer Games

August 29 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 29, 2018

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Compete in fun Steam games like Paladins and Brawlhala or play through awesome Minecraft worlds. Join us at 2:30 in the Computer lab.

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Teen Book Group

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

Love to Read? Join other book lovers as we read and talk about popular YA books! In our first meeting of the year we will be discussing upcoming book selections. At 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Knitting & Crochet Group

August 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 27, 2018

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

All meetings held in Portsmouth Public Library’s Meeting Room on the Ground Floor. For more information, please contact Robin Storey at (740) 357-7591.

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Game and Craft

August 31 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Game and Craft – Play Smash Bros or Mario Kart on our Wii or bring your own game! Not into gaming? We have fun crafts too!

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September 2018

Knitting & Crochet Group

September 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2018

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

All meetings held in Portsmouth Public Library’s Meeting Room on the Ground Floor. For more information, please contact Robin Storey at (740) 357-7591.

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