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Portsmouth Public Library

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

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January 2022

Computer Gaming

January 19 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Teens! Join us for an hour of digital fun to play games like Brawlhalla and Paladins on the STEAM game database or compete in a match of Apex. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and begins at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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STEM

January 20 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join us at 2:30 in the Meeting Room to try a variety of STEM activates including VR, robotics kits, snap circuits and more! This FREE program is for ages 13-17.

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Maker Space Saturdays

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Calling all artists, inventors, builders, and thinkers! This monthly STEAM-Based kids program will challenge you to solve problems and get creative with a variety of everyday items (rubber bands, cardboard, batteries, etc.). Every month there will be a different Maker Challenge for you to tackle, but if you just want to tinker, LEGOS and art supplies will be set out for anyone to use! Littles should be supervised by a parent during free play with legos and art supplies.

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Dungeons & Dragons

January 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 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 at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Bookworms Storytime

January 25 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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We might do a little singing & dancing, a little bit of arts & crafts, but we always do a whole lot of learning while we have fun every week! For ages 4-6 For more information please call: 740-354-5562

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Craft: String Art

January 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Make intricate designs and cool pictures while learning this fun and easy art style. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and begins at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Wiggleworms Storytime

January 26 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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You and your little ones aged 3 & under will enjoy this weekly storytime with music, dancing and much more! For more information please call 740-354-5562

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Computer Gaming

January 26 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Teens! Join us for an hour of digital fun to play games like Brawlhalla and Paladins on the STEAM game database or compete in a match of Apex. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and begins at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Book Babies Storytime

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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If you are looking for somewhere to bring your babies for social fun and stories: THIS is the place to bring them! For Ages 0 to 24 months For more information please call 740-354-5562

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MANGA and Anime Culture Club

January 27 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 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 begins at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Dungeons & Dragons

January 31 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 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 at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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February 2022

Take Your Child to the Library Day

February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Winter blues got you down? Then come to Portsmouth Public Library where you will have an un-brr-lieveable good time. Face off with a hungry snowman by feeding him snowballs or prove your waddling skills in a penguin relay. Bring a touch of winter inside by creating your very own waterless snow globe to take home. There is 'snow' way you will want to miss this!

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Pom Pom Monsters

February 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join us to make your own monster from poms-poms. Be creative and possibly scary with different additional materials. Event will be in the Copley Room at the main location. Ages 8-12. Please call 740-354-5304 to register. Space limited.

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Galentine’s Day: Party with your Besties

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Valentine’s Day is lame and over so let's celebrate what is really important in life... YOUR BESTIES!!!!! Decorate cookies and create friendship bracelets for your BFFs while enjoying snacks and refreshments We will be playing all the best girl power movies and dabble in some Taylor Swift style karaoke! Bring all your friends so we can show the world that Girls just wanna have fun and take as many fantastic pics of your crew at our photo station! For Ages 12 & under (better formatted for tween ages but ALL are welcome!) Call 740-354-5562 for more information

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Maker Space Saturday

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Calling all artists, inventors, builders, and thinkers! This monthly STEAM-Based kids program will challenge you to solve problems and get creative with a variety of everyday items (rubber bands, cardboard, batteries, etc.). Every month there will be a different Maker Challenge for you to tackle, but if you just want to tinker, LEGOS and art supplies will be set out for anyone to use! Littles should be supervised by a parent during free play with legos and art supplies.

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March 2022

Yarn Painting

March 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Ever paint with yarn? Would you like to paint without using any paint? Please join us in this fun art project! Event held in the Copley Room at the main location. Ages 8-12. Please call 740-354-5304 to register. Space limited.

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Wooden Leprechaun Dolls Craft

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Craft with Youth Services for Saint Patrick's Day this year and create your own mini Leprechaun peg dolls. Sometimes painting this old fashioned toys can be tricky but very rewarding (you might get rewarded in GOLD!) Craft is for Children Ages 12 & under March 17th at 6pm

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Maker Space Saturday

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Calling all artists, inventors, builders, and thinkers! This monthly STEAM-Based kids program will challenge you to solve problems and get creative with a variety of everyday items (rubber bands, cardboard, batteries, etc.). Every month there will be a different Maker Challenge for you to tackle, but if you just want to tinker, LEGOS and art supplies will be set out for anyone to use! Littles should be supervised by a parent during free play with legos and art supplies.

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April 2022

Free Book Fair: Money Smart Week

April 14 @ 6:00 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 and money management skills. Youth Services has set up a mini Book fair for your child to enjoy by playing different parts such as patron and salesperson! 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 after their different shifts at the library fair! Each child will receive some money and can have chances to earn more through challenges for a little extra fun! Program is for Ages 12 & under at the Portsmouth Library…

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