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1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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April 2024

Cookbook Club

April 15 @ 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: 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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An Evening With The Down By The River Quilt Guild

April 16 @ 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 an informative talk with the River Quilt Guild, celebrating 25 years together!

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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
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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

April 18 @ 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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Richard Cowdrey Meet & Greet

April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Engage in conversation with bestselling author and illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, as he shares his inspiration behind the Fiona the Hippo books. Copies of books will be available to purchase and have signed. This event is free and for all ages. Richard is from Cincinnati, Ohio and is a graduate from…

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Free Day Friday

April 19 @ 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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Glow Party

April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join us for an end of the school year BASH! Make friendship bracelets, create a glowing masterpiece, play a game of giant Jenga or try your hand at bowling! Light refreshments and lots of awesome jams to dance to will be provided.

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Dungeons & Dragons

April 20 @ 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 – 5:30 in the Meeting Room. Ages 18+.

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Dungeons & Dragons

April 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 2:30 – 4:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Dungeons & Dragons

April 22 @ 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 5:30 – 7:30 in the Meeting Room. Ages 18+.

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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
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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

April 25 @ 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 Library Book Fair

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Let your child’s imagination grow while learning math & money management skills. The best part is that the money is fake but the purchases are real. Your child will be taking home fun prizes, school supplies, and books! Each child will receive some "library money" and get chances to earn…

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Free Day Friday

April 26 @ 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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Crafty Artists Group

April 27 @ 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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Dungeons & Dragons

April 29 @ 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 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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May 2024

Computer & VR Gaming

May 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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Minute to Win It

May 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 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

May 3 @ 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

May 4 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 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 – 5:30 in the Meeting Room. Ages 18+.

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Dungeons & Dragons

May 6 @ 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

May 6 @ 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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Yard Games

May 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 in front of the library to play a variety of games such as Yardzee, Ladder Ball and Cornhole. 2:30-4:00.

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Computer & VR Gaming

May 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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Page to Stage

May 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 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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Mommy & Me Paint Party

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Enjoy free refreshments as mother & kiddos paint together to create matching canvas art! This will be a fun relaxing day spent with mom before mother's day creating memories that last through the years.

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Free Day Friday

May 10 @ 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

May 13 @ 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

May 13 @ 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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See you Later Ice Cream Sundaes

May 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 in the Meeting Room for fun, games and ice cream sundaes you create to celebrate the end of the school year.

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Board Games

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

Join us to play a variety of board games in the meeting room from 2:30-4:00.

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Free Day Friday

May 17 @ 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

May 18 @ 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 – 5:30 in the Meeting Room. Ages 18+.

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Dungeons & Dragons

May 20 @ 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

May 20 @ 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 Craft: Perler Beads

May 21 @ 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 to make your own perler bead creation to take home with you. 2:30-4:00.

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Computer & VR Gaming

May 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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Manga Club

May 23 @ 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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Flapping Butterfly

May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Fly on into Spring with a Butterfly craft at the main library! The event will be Thursday, May 23rd, 2024 at 4:00 P.M. in the Copley Room at the main library location. Ages 8-108. Space is limited! Please register in Local History or call 740-354-5304.

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Free Day Friday

May 24 @ 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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Crafty Artists Group

May 25 @ 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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Teen Craft: Craft Buffet

May 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 the end of the school year craft buffet. We will have multiple crafts out to finish up the year. Ages 13+ in the meeting room.

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Computer & VR Gaming

May 29 @ 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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Computer & VR Gaming

May 30 @ 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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Free Day Friday

May 31 @ 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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June 2024

Reading Logs and Flower Bookmarks

June 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Want something to keep track of all the books you read during Summer Reading? Look no further! Come join us at the main branch and make logs for your current reads and flower bookmarks so you never lose your place! The event will be Thursday, June 13th, 2024 at 4:00…

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July 2024

Sunflower Suncatchers

July 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Need something to brighten up your home this summer? Look no further! These Sunflower Suncatchers are exactly what you need. The event will be Thursday, July 11th, 2024 at 4:00 P.M. in the Copley Room at the main library location. Ages 8-108. Space is limited! Please register in Local History…

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August 2024

Yarn Art

August 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Sick of painting? Let's make yarn art instead! The event will be Thursday, August 8th, 2024 at 4:00 P.M. in the Copley Room at the main library location. Ages 8-108. Space is limited! Please register in Local History or call 740-354-5304.

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