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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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May 2019

Computer Basics

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

May 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Come construct a simple gliding machine and use it to compete in fun challenges. Experiment with yours and see whose comes out on top at 2:30 in the meeting room.

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STEM Time

May 29 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 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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June 2019

Chats from the Stacks: Inspirational Fiction

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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SUMMER READING EVENT: Visit our West Fireplace to chat about Inspirational Fiction with staff!

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Job and Resume

June 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 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.

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Adult Dungeons and Dragons

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on June 17, 2019 at 6:00pm

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

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 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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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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River Valley Writers’ Group

June 4 @ 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 Games

June 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on June 19, 2019 at 4:00pm

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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SUMMER READING EVENT: Teens! Join us for an hour of digital fun to play games like War Thunder and Paladins on the STEAM game database. Put your building skills to the test with Minecraft, or play short role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and Zombie survival! Get your game on in the IT lab! This free program is for teens ages 13-17.

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ArtWORKS: Erupting Butterfly Book Craft

June 6 @ 5:00 pm - 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 book erupting in beautiful butterflies 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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Galaxy Slime

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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SUMMER READING EVENT: Join us @ 5:30 in the meeting room to make slime that’s as fun to look at as it is to play with. Create your slime any way you’d like with glitter, dye, beads, confetti, gold leaves and more! There are as many choices as stars in the sky! This free program is for teens ages 13-17.

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Devices

June 6 @ 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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Fiction Book Group

June 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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SUMMER READING EVENT: 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. June Discussion: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh: The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions, but for Victoria Jones it's been more useful in communicating grief, mistrust, and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care…

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Sidewalk Universe

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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SUMMER READING EVENT: Help us kick off Summer Reading from 11am-2pm in front of our Main Branch with FREE games, tie-dye, and refreshments. Ages 13+

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Computer Games

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 24, 2019 at 1:00pm

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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SUMMER READING EVENT: Teens! Join us for an hour of digital fun to play games like War Thunder and Paladins on the STEAM game database. Put your building skills to the test with Minecraft, or play short role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and Zombie survival! Get your game on in the IT lab! This free program is for teens ages 13-17.

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Computer Basics

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 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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A Universe of Trivia

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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SUMMER READING EVENT: How well do you know your Universe? Find out in this FREE Jeopardy-style trivia game from 6pm-7pm in the Copley Meeting Room.

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Lynda

June 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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 available through the library. With your library card and PIN you can access thousands of instructional videos on business, creative and technology topics.

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Perler Bead Planets

June 14 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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SUMMER READING EVENT: Create a cool, 8-bit-style piece of colorful plastic bead art that can be admired as is or turned into a decoration or pin. The sky’s the limit! This free program starts at 2:30 in the meeting room. Program for teens ages 13-17.

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Chats from the Stacks: Cozy and Historical Mysteries

June 17 @ 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 about historical mysteries and cozy mysteries.

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3 D Printing

June 17 @ 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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Inspirational Book Group

June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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SUMMER READING EVENT: 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. June Discussion: The Memory House by Rachel Hauk: Connected through a beautiful house in ways they will both come to understand, two women must find the courage to face the truth about themselves and their past in order to truly love and be loved in return.

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Computer Basics

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 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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Space Terrariums

June 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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SUMMER READING EVENT: Join us to make a little piece of an alien world using moss, rocks, beads, figurines, sand and more! What will your world look like? This free program starts at 5:30 in the meeting room. Program for teens ages 13-17.

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Apollo 11 Galaxy Board

June 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Ready to blast off? Come join us on June 19, 2019 at 4:30 pm as we make a galaxy board with the Apollo 11 emblem! Program is free and for ages 8-12. Please register with the Local Hisory Department or call 740-354-5304.

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Library at the Lofts

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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SUMMER READING EVENT: Enjoy a book discussion, conversation and coffee at The Lofts Coffee Company where the PPL hosts this monthly, off-site book group. Check out a copy of the book by visiting the Main Branch located on Gallia Street. June Discussion: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly: On a September day in Manhattan in 1939, twenty-something Caroline Ferriday is consumed by her efforts to secure the perfect boutonniere for an important French diplomat and resisting the romantic advances of a married actor. Meanwhile across the Atlantic, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish Catholic teenager, is nervously anticipating the changes that are…

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Ohio in Space

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join us as we look at Ohio's contributions to space exploration! Program will be June 24, 2019 at 1 pm in the Copley Meeting Room at the Portsmouth Library. Event is free and open to all ages!

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Computer Basics

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 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 Bracelet

June 26 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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SUMMER READING EVENT: Wear the entire universe on your wrist! Come and make a far-out bracelet with beads representing the planets in the solar system. Join us for this free stellar craft at 2:30 in the meeting room. Program for teens ages 13-17.

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Afternoon of Oils: Galaxy Scene

June 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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SUMMER READING EVENT: Join us for an Afternoon of Oils in our meeting room to create an out of this world galaxy scene. Advanced registration is required. Must be present to register. 4pm-6pm; Meeting Room; Limit of 20; 18+

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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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Moon Rocks

July 10 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Calling all astronauts! We're in need of some space explorers to help us create some moon rocks! Join us on July 10, 2019 at 4:30 pm in the Copley Meeting Room at the Portsmouth 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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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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