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

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July 2019

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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3 D Printing

July 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Curious about 3d printing? This class provides a printing demonstration, as well as basic information on the process from the beginning - types of printers and where to find free object designs; to the end - loading designs and printing objects. It's easier than you think!

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Computer Basics

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 30, 2019

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Learn to use the mouse, keyboard, manage files, email and surf the web. No experience necessary.

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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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Summer Reading Finale

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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We will be celebrating the end of Summer Reading at the Portsmouth Library with our Universe of Stories, Summer Reading Finale. We kick off the celebration at 11am with Magician Joey Stepp. The whole family is sure to love his show packed with comedy, magic, and audience participation. Following the show, we will announce our Summer Reading grand prize winners. Barkers Petting Zoo will have exotic animals at the library for everyone to pet and there will be free carnival games that children 12 and under can play from 12-2pm. Ages 18 and under can also get a free shaved…

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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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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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Computer Basics

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 30, 2019

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Learn to use the mouse, keyboard, manage files, email and surf the web. No experience necessary.

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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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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. 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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Job and Resume

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Polish your resume or create a new one using Microsoft Word. Learn how to search and apply for jobs on line. Mobil Coupon Apps; Find out how to save money and get great deals from your favorite stores. Krogers, Walmart, Dollar General, Mc Donalds and many more

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Computer Basics

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 20, 2019

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Learn to use the mouse, keyboard, manage files, email and surf the web. No experience necessary.

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Sea Shell Necklace

August 6 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join us to create a sea shell necklace. Take the beach home with you with this fun craft. Event will be held in the Copley Room at the main location on Tuesday, August 6 at 4:30 p.m. Please call (740)354-5304 or visit Local History to register. Ages 8-12.

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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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Computer Basics

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 20, 2019

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Learn to use the mouse, keyboard, manage files, email and surf the web. No experience necessary.

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3 D printing

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Curious about 3d printing? This class provides a printing demonstration, as well as basic information on the process from the beginning - types of printers and where to find free object designs; to the end - loading designs and printing objects. It's easier than you think

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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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Computer Basics

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 20, 2019

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Learn to use the mouse, keyboard, manage files, email and surf the web. No experience necessary.

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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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Be An Archaeologist

August 21 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Have you ever wanted to find artifacts? Now you can! Become an archaeologist on August 21, 2019 at 4:30 pm. This program will be in the Copley Meeting Room at the Portsmouth Public Library. Ages 8-12. Please register with the Local History Department, 740-354-5304.

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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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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! 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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Devices

August 26 @ 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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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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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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September 2019

Comic Book Starbursts

September 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Do you love comic books? Do you love glitter? If so, then we have the perfect craft for you! On September 4, 2019 at 4:30 pm, we will be making Comic Book Starbursts using old comic pages and glitter! Join us in the Copley Meeting Room at the Portsmouth Public Library. This event is free and for ages 8-12. To register please visit Local History or call 740-354-5304.

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Stress Balls

September 12 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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School is now in full swing. Let’s “squeeze” out stress together as we make Stress Balls. Join us on September 12, 2019 at 4:30 pm in the Copley Meeting Room at the Portsmouth Public Library! Program is free and for ages 8-12. To register please visit the Local History Department at the Portsmouth Library, or call 740-354-5304.

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Paper Roll Scarecrow

September 17 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Create a scarecrow with a toilet paper roll for a fun Autumn craft for tweens! The craft will be held in the Copley Room at the main location on September 17 at 4:30 p.m. Please call (740) 354-5304 or visit Local History to register. Ages 8-12.

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October 2019

Yarn Wrapped Mummy

October 10 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Get ready for Halloween with a Yarn Wrapped Mummy! Join us October 10, 2019 at 4:30 in the Copley Meeting Room at the main library. Program is free and for ages 8-12. Please register in the Local History Department, or call 740-354-5304.

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Wooden Block Pumpkin Craft

October 15 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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It's pumpkin time! What can be cuter or more fun than painting your own pumpkin or jack-o-lantern on a block of wood? The craft class for tweens will be held in the Copley Room at the main library location on October 15 at 4:30 p.m. Call (740) 354-5304 or visit Local History to register. Ages 8-12

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Monster Mash

October 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Calling all monsters! We will be making masterpieces while using the ancient art form of “horrorgami” (just like origami, but scarier) in order to make Halloween themed bookmarks. We will also be listening to some spooky Halloween tunes along the way. Join us on October 29, 2019 at 4:30 pm in the Copley Meeting Room at the Portsmouth Public Library! Program is free and for ages 8-12. To register please visit the Local History Department at the Portsmouth Library, or call 740-354-5304. Costumes optional!

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November 2019

Paper Bag Monster Puppet

November 6 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Want to create your very own funny monster friend? Then come and join us November 6, 2019 @ 4:30 to create a Paper Bag Monster Puppet! This program will be held in the Copley Meeting Room at the main library. It's free and for ages 8-12. Please register with the Local History Department, 740-354-5304.

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Leaf Painting

November 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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We will be using leafs from “Happy Little Trees” in order to channel our inner Bob Ross and create art. Join us on November 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm in the Copley Meeting Room at the Portsmouth Public Library! Program is free and for ages 8-12. To register please visit the Local History Department at the Portsmouth Library, or call 740-354-5304

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Wooden Spoon Turkey

November 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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A simple turkey spoon craft great for the Thanksgiving holidays. This wonderful little craft is an adorable puppet or a gift for mom or grandma's dinner table. The craft class will be held in the Copley Room at the main library location on November 19 at 4:30 p.m. Please call (740) 354-5304 or visit Local History to register. Ages 8-12.

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December 2019

Clothespin Reindeer and Snowmen

December 5 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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What can you do with a clothespin? Let's make some reindeer and snowmen to brighten your Winter day! The craft class will be held in the Copley Room at the main library location on December 5 at 4:30 p.m. Please call (740) 354-5304 or visit Local History to register. Ages 8-12.

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Grinch Slime

December 11 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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"Oh, the Who-manity.", said the Grinch. And "Oh, the Who-manity." it would be if you missed out on making Grinch Slime this Holiday season! Join us on December 11, 2019 at 4:30 pm in the Copley Meeting Room at the Portsmouth Public Library! Program is free and for ages 8-12. To register please visit the Local History Department at the Portsmouth Library, or call 740-354-5304.

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Snowman Bulb Ornament

December 18 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Get ready for the holidays with this cute Snowman Bulb Ornament! Program is on December 18, 2019 @ 4:30 in the Copley Meeting Room at the main library. Free and for ages 8-12. Please register with the Local History Department, or call 740-354-5304.

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