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Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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January 2019

STEM Time

January 23 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 30, 2019

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Learning is fun during STEM Time! Learn how to build a robot, or play a video game with a hand-drawn controller, or build different cool electronics and contraptions during our STEM program beginning at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Literary Thursdays: Teen Book Group

January 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join other readers to share in lively discussions of monthly YA contemporary & classic titles. December’s contemporary title is Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman while the classic companion title is I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg. Ask for a copy today at the Reference Desk and check out to get started! The group meets at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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ArtWorks: Heart Wall Hanging Craft

January 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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5$

Join us as we create a unique heart wall hanging in our Quiet Room. Supply fee is due at time of registration. Registration will be open beginning January 1st. 18+

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Streaming Media

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Online media entertainment is on the rise. TV, Netflix Hulu, Pandora and many other entertainment medias will be taught in this class.

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Dungeons and Dragons

January 28 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until January 28, 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.

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Computer Basic

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 29, 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 Mug Decorating

January 29 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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The weather outside may be frightful but you can stay warm and delightful drinking cocoa out of a mug of your own design! Learn how to use paint markers to turn a plain mug into a masterpiece at 2:30 in the meeting room.

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STEM Time

January 30 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 30, 2019

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

Learning is fun during STEM Time! Learn how to build a robot, or play a video game with a hand-drawn controller, or build different cool electronics and contraptions during our STEM program beginning at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Online shopping

January 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Online shopping has grown in popularity over the years, mainly because people find it convenient and easy to bargain shop from the comfort of their home or office.

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February 2019

Fiction Book Group

February 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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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. February Selection: Then she was gone by Lisa Jewell: Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenaged golden couple. She was days away…

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Dungeons and Dragons

February 4 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until February 25, 2019

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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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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Computer Basics

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 26, 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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Button Ring Craft

February 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Make custom-fitted, one-of-a-kind rings out of a variety of buttons, beads, wire, and other supplies. Join us at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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River Valley Writers’ Group

February 5 @ 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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Minecraft

February 6 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 13, 2019

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 Unturned 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!

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Corner Bookmarks

February 6 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Searching for a new way to mark your place in that book you're reading? Look no further! Join us February 6, 2019 at 4:30 pm as we create Corner Bookmarks. The program is in the Copley Meeting Room at the Main Library. Free and for ages 8-12. To register: visit Local History or call 740-354-5304.

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Coupon Apps

February 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Already have a smart phone? Join us and find out how to save money and get great deals at some of your favorite stores. We’ll show you how to use apps from stores you are already shopping at like Kroger, Walmart, Dollar General, McDonalds, and more! Sign up and get started with this super easy way to save money

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Literary Thursdays: Short Story Group

February 7 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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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. January’s story is “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros. Ask for your free copy of the story at the reference desk.

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Tissue Paper Heart

February 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join us for a Valentine craft to decorate for yourself or to share. Event will be held on Thursday, February 7th at 4 p.m. in the Copley Room at the main location. Please call (740) 354-5304 to register. Ages 8-12.

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Dungeons and Dragons

February 11 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until February 25, 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.

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Computer Basics

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 26, 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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Wire Hanging Craft

February 12 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Claim your locker or wall with a crafty creation of your own making! Use wire, stones, sea glass, feathers and more to make yours unique! Join us at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Minecraft

February 13 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 13, 2019

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 Unturned 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!

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eBooks/ Media

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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ring 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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Literary Thursdays: Science Meets Literature

February 14 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Hey, Science lovers! Get hands-on as we demonstrate buoyancy and Pascal’s Law of Fluid Mechanics by performing a simple but amazing experiment that looks like magic. Join us in the “Science Lab" (aka Meeting Room) at 2:30!

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Lynda

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Gain new skills and advance your career! Learn about this new, free, training resource library card and PIN you can access thousands of instructional videos on business, creative and technology topics.

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Dungeons and Dragons

February 18 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until February 25, 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.

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String Art

February 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Make a cool piece of art using string-wrapped pins. Choose from available templates or make your own creation at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Inspirational Book Group

February 19 @ 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. February Selection: Legacy of Mercy: In 1890s Chicago, socialite Anna Nicholson can't seem to focus on her upcoming marriage. When she learns new information about her past, she hires Pinkerton detectives. But when unflattering stories threaten her reputation and engagement, she discovers that God's purpose for her life isn't as simple as she had hoped

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Computer Basics

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 26, 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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STEM Time

February 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Learning is fun during STEM Time! Learn how to build a robot, or play a video game with a hand-drawn controller, or build different cool electronics and contraptions during our STEM program beginning at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Online Docs

February 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Find out some ways you can store your documents online for free, and access them anytime you need to! We can show you how to use Google or Microsoft free document storage.

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Literary Thursdays: Page to Stage

February 21 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Dialogue is only one part of what makes a scene believable on stage. Another important aspect of putting on a performance is the props. Join us in learning how to create props and then use those during an acting session at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Devices

February 21 @ 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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Dungeons and Dragons

February 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until February 25, 2019

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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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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Computer Basics

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 26, 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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Glove Monsters Craft

February 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Take an ordinary glove and make it monstrous using buttons, stuffing, felt and more! Will it be cute and cuddly or, creepy and crawly? You decide at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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STEM Time

February 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Learning is fun during STEM Time! Learn how to build a robot, or play a video game with a hand-drawn controller, or build different cool electronics and contraptions during our STEM program beginning at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Shopping

February 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Interested in finding out how to save money and time by shopping online? We can give you some tips to help you get started! Sign up for this class and see how easy it really is.

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Literary Thursdays: Teen Book Group

February 28 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join other readers to share in lively discussions of monthly YA contemporary & classic titles. February’s contemporary title is “Glory O'Brien's History of the Future” by A.S. King and the classic title is “Handmaids Tale” by Margaret Atwood. Ask for a copy today at the Reference Desk and check out to get started! The group meets at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Afternoon of Oils

February 28 @ 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 talented staff walk you through step-by-step in creating a lovely oil painting of a cozy teacup and saucer. Register at the Reference Desk. $10 supply fee due at time of registration. Program will take place in the Quiet Room. Limit of 20.

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Streaming Media

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Heard the buzz about all the online entertainment options? You can not only save money, but have a lot more choices and convenience by choosing to view and listen to streaming, on demand, tv, movies and music. Come and find out what it’s all about and learn what some of your options are. We will introduce you to many of the popular services, including some free options.

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March 2019

Leprechaun Hat

March 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Come join us in our St. Patrick's Day craft as we make a leprechaun hat. Besides being a cute hat, it comes with a surprise! Event will be held on Thursday, March 14th at 4 p.m. in the Copley Room at the main location. Please call (740) 354-5304 to register. Ages 8-12.

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DIY Spy Decoder

March 27 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Can you become a Master Spy? Come test your skills as you create your very own Spy Decoder at the Main Library! The secret meeting will take place on March 27, 2019 in the Copley Meeting Room at 4:30 pm. Program is free and for ages 8-12. To register please visit Local History or call 740-354-5304.

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April 2019

Recycled Birdhouse

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Ready for Spring? Our feathered friends will enjoy this cute birdhouse made from recycled materials. Event will be held Tuesday, April 23 at 4 p.m. in the Copley Room at the main location. Please call (740)354-5304 to register. Ages 8-12.

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May 2019

Duct Tape Key Chain

May 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Make a key chain out of fun patterned of duct tape. Event to be held in the Copley Room at the main location on Tuesday, May 7 at 4:30 p.m. Please call (740) 354-5304 or visit Local History to register. Ages 8-12

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June 2019

Star Mobile

June 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Like to gaze up at the stars? Make and hang your own star mobile. Event will be held in the Copley Room at the main location on Tuesday, June 4 at 4:30 p.m. Please call (740) 354-5304 or visit Local History to register. Ages 8-12

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July 2019

Decoupage Apollo 11 News

July 9 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with the very newspaper article! You will decoupage the image to keep to remember this historical event. The program will be held in the Copley Room at the main location on Tuesday, July 9 at 4:30. Please call (740) 354-5304 or visit Local History to register. Ages 8-12

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August 2019

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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