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1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
(740) 354-5688

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April 2020

*Cancelled* Book Babies

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 9, 2020

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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An exciting story time session for children ages 3 months – 24 months that includes music, finger plays and a short playtime! Get more information about this program by calling (740)354-5562.

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*Cancelled* Literary Thursdays: Short Story Group

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

Think you have to read a whole novel to read a great story? Think again! Join us for a reading and discussion of an amazing story that’s only a few pages long. April’s story is “Can’t Beat ‘Em” by Nalo Hopkins. This free program starts at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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*Cancelled* Tween Club: Break A Record

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

Do you have what it takes to break a world record? Come and see! On April 2, 2020 at 4:30 pm, the Tween Club will be trying to break world records. Event will be held in the Copley Meeting Room at the Main Library. It's for ages 8-12. To register visit Local History, or call 740-354-5304.

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*Cancelled* Adult Dungeons & Dragons

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join PPL as we act as Dungeon Master for a FREE 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons session. All skill levels welcome. Program will be located in the Meeting Room. 18+

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Fiction Book Group

April 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

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. April Discussion: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain: A thrilling, mind-bending novel about one mother's journey to save her child.

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Hoopla

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Come learn about downloading and streaming movies, TV series, music, eBooks, and more with the library's newest free service, hoopla!

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Teen Dungeons & Dragons

April 6 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 27, 2020

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.

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*Cancelled* Books N Play

April 7 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Tuesday, repeating until April 7, 2020

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Children ages 4-6 are invited to the library for an interactive program. Children will enjoy story time with music, movement activities, rhymes, and games that focus on interactive learning between child and parent/caregiver. For more information about this program call (740)354-5562.

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Workplace Success

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 28, 2020

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Technology is the key to many of today's employability skills. This series of workshops will help you improve in areas like communication, problem-solving, planning, and organization, by getting you more comfortable with email, common office programs and other needed computer skills.

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Perler Beads Craft

April 7 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Create a pixelated piece of art out of colorful plastic beads. You can even turn them into pins for your coat or book bag for a cool accessory.. This free program starts at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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River Valley Writers Group

April 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 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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*Cancelled* Toddler Time

April 8 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until April 8, 2020

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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All children ages 2-3 and their parent/caregiver are invited to an interactive story time program. Children will enjoy short stories, movement activities, music and a fun playtime! For more information call (740) 354-5562.

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*Cancelled* Virtual Reality Games

April 8 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

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

Experience the virtual world through awesome games like Angry Birds, Super Hot and Star Wars on our Oculus Quest Virtual Reality system! This free program begins at 2:30 in the Meeting room for ages 13-17.

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*Cancelled* Book Babies

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 9, 2020

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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An exciting story time session for children ages 3 months – 24 months that includes music, finger plays and a short playtime! Get more information about this program by calling (740)354-5562.

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Literary Thursdays: Science Meets Literature

April 9 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Hey, Science lovers! Make your own flying machine out of simple materials and build a rubber band helicopter. See how high yours can fly! Join us in the “Science Lab" (aka Meeting Room) at 2:30!

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Tween Club: Wooden Block Chick

April 9 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Get ready for Easter with the Tween Club as we make this little chick from a wooden block. This program will be held in the Copley Meeting Room of the Main Library on April 9, 2020 at 4:30 pm. Ages 8-12. Please register beforehand with the Local History Department, or call 740-354-5304.

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Hoopla

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Come learn about downloading and streaming movies, TV series, music, eBooks, and more with the library's newest free service, hoopla!

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Money Smart Week: Starbooks Library and Cafe

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join the Youth Services Department for our Money Smart Week program. Enjoy a night filled with math, money education, and learning all disguised as imaginative free play! Kids will be running the library cafe for the day through the use of a calculating register and barista kids' toys. They will learn the value of money and how to do simple math. Once kids have had their fill of being a barista, they can snack on some hot chocolate as a customer with their very own personalized to-go cup! This program is for kids ages 12 and under. For more information…

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Teen Dungeons & Dragons

April 13 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 27, 2020

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.

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Workplace Success

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 28, 2020

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Technology is the key to many of today's employability skills. This series of workshops will help you improve in areas like communication, problem-solving, planning, and organization, by getting you more comfortable with email, common office programs and other needed computer skills.

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Faux Stained Glass Craft

April 14 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Use glue, glass and paint to make a one of a kind piece of art that looks like stained glass. This free program starts at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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*Cancelled* Virtual Reality Games

April 15 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

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

Experience the virtual world through awesome games like Angry Birds, Super Hot and Star Wars on our Oculus Quest Virtual Reality system! This free program begins at 2:30 in the Meeting room for ages 13-17.

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Literary Thursdays: Page to Stage

April 16 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Theater has more to it than actors and a stage. It takes great writers to make a great show! Join us to learn about play writing and try your hand at writing a monologue. Don’t miss the fun at 2:30 in the meeting room.

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Trolls Hugfest

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Are you a pop troll or a hard rock troll? Show your true colors and dance your heart out to the songs of TROLLS. Play some games, get TROLLIFIED, sing, dance and create a craft! This program is for ages 12 and under. For more information call 740-354-5562.

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Adult Dungeons & Dragons

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join PPL as we act as Dungeon Master for a FREE 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons session. All skill levels welcome. Program will be located on the Main Floor in the IT lab. 18+

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Devices

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Bring your own device and learn to use it, or explore what device is right for you before you buy. We have some cool devices for you to look at and explore too!

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Teen Dungeons & Dragons

April 20 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 27, 2020

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.

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Inspirational Book Group

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

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. April Discussion: One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: Based on true events, this compelling survival story by award-winning novelist Jane Kirkpatrick is full of grit and endurance. Beset by storms, bad timing, and desperate decisions, 8 women, 17 children, and one man must outlast winter in the middle of the Sierra Nevada in 1844.

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Workplace Success

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 28, 2020

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Technology is the key to many of today's employability skills. This series of workshops will help you improve in areas like communication, problem-solving, planning, and organization, by getting you more comfortable with email, common office programs and other needed computer skills.

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*Cancelled* Virtual Reality Games

April 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

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

Experience the virtual world through awesome games like Angry Birds, Super Hot and Star Wars on our Oculus Quest Virtual Reality system! This free program begins at 2:30 in the Meeting room for ages 13-17.

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Literary Thursdays: Facts and Fiction

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

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! April’s theme is comedy. This free program starts at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Afternoon of Painting

April 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 as we present step-by-step instruction on how to paint colorful and detailed daisies! Thursday, April 23, 4pm-6pm. $10 supply fee due upon sign up. MUST BE 18+. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

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Tween Club April Showers

April 23 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Ready for Spring? April showers bring May flowers with this adorable craft for our tweens. The event will be held on April 23 at 4:30 in the Copley Room at the main location. Ages 8-12. Please contact Local History at 740-354-5304 to register.

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Devices

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Bring your own device and learn to use it, or explore what device is right for you before you buy. We have some cool devices for you to look at and explore too!

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National Library Week Program

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Celebrate National Library week with the Youth Services Department. Decorate a canvas tote bag that you can use to carry home all your library books. This program is intended for ages 12 and under. For more information call 740-354-5562.

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Lego Club Jr.

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Children ages 12 and under are invited to join staff of the Youth Services Department as we meet to make amazing LEGO creations. For more information call 740-354-5562.

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Teen Dungeons & Dragons

April 27 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 27, 2020

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.

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Workplace Success

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 28, 2020

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Technology is the key to many of today's employability skills. This series of workshops will help you improve in areas like communication, problem-solving, planning, and organization, by getting you more comfortable with email, common office programs and other needed computer skills.

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Pull String Art

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

Most people think of painting using a brush, but we will show you how to make amazing art using nothing but paint and yarn. This free program starts at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Spring Craft

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Welcome Spring! Join the staff in the Youth Services Department as we will be making a rain stick that sounds just like spring rain. This program is intended for ages 12 and under. For more information call 740-354-5562.

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*Cancelled* Virtual Reality Games

April 29 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

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

Experience the virtual world through awesome games like Angry Birds, Super Hot and Star Wars on our Oculus Quest Virtual Reality system! This free program begins at 2:30 in the Meeting room for ages 13-17.

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