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1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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May 2022

Dungeons & Dragons

May 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 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 from 2:30 – 4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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Dungeons & Dragons

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 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 from 530-730 in the Meeting Room. Ages 18+

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Teen Craft: Craft Buffet

May 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

It’s the end of the school year and we have craft supplies we need to use. Come and get creative and check out what we have in store!

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Computer Gaming

May 25 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 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. You can also play a game of Super Hot, Job Simulator, Beat Saber or Gorilla Tag on our oculus VR systems. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and goes from 2:30 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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STEM

May 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 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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Star Wars Puppets

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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May The Force Be With You! Make a puppet of some of the legendary characters of Star Wars. Event held in the Copley Room at the main location. Ages 8-12. For more information, please call 740-354-5304. Space is limited and supplies will be included.

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Free Day Friday

May 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Come play games with friends on our gaming laptops or try out one of our Oculus Quest systems. You can even bring your own system to play. This free program is from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting room for ages 13-18.

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MAKER SPACE SATURDAY – BOATS

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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.). Legos and art supplies will be set out for anyone to use during the program - but these areas are especially geared for younger kids (2-6yrs). For older kids (7-12), this month’s Maker Challenge will get you dreaming of summer days on the water. We will be making BOATS! Using a variety of materials, you can make a vessel of your own design and then test it out…

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Crafty Artists Group: Tea Cup Bird Feeder with Seeds

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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5$

Join us for a craft at the PPL meeting room. This free program requires registration. Call 740-354-5688 or stop by the Reference Desk to register. All material will be provided to complete the craft. Ages 18+

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Dungeons & Dragons

May 30 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 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 from 2:30 – 4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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Teen Craft: Craft Buffet

May 31 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

It’s the end of the school year and we have craft supplies we need to use. Come and get creative and check out what we have in store!

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June 2022

Take-n-Make: Sea Salt Soap

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up ta FREE Sea Salt Take-n-Make kit. Available for ages 13+ throughout the month of June while supplies last.

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Computer Games and VR

June 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 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. You can also play a game of Super Hot, Job Simulator, Beat Saber or Gorilla Tag on our oculus VR systems. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and goes from 2:30 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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Acrylic Painting

June 2 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Come and paint an ocean scene or let your imagination run wild and paint whatever comes to mind. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and goes from 2:30 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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Fiction Book Group

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

Fiction book group meets at 4pm in the Meeting Room at PPL Main Branch. Book Selection: The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian.

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Necklace Making with Princess Ariel

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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“The Seaweed is always greener in Youth Services” Spend some time crafting the perfect shell necklace with Ariel and Sebastian at the Portsmouth Library while learning their favorite Sea Shanties! You can choose between seashell necklaces or making mickey mouse ears instead! Please call (740) 354 - 5562 for more information

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Dungeons & Dragons

June 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 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 from 2:30 – 4:30 in the Quiet Room. Ages 18+

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Dungeons and Dragons

June 6 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 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 from 2:30 – 4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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The Keys to Your Submarine

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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As the captain of your very own submarine, you’ll need to make a key to get the thing running, plus a little piece of flair to show your crew what you’re all about. So stop into the library to make a perler bead key and keychain charm for your underwater vessel.

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River Valley Writer’s Group

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month from 6-745pm in the meeting room. Contact Roger Smith at 740-778-3110 for more details.

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Computer and VR Gaming

June 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 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. You can also play a game of Super Hot, Job Simulator, Beat Saber or Gorilla Tag on our oculus VR systems. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and goes from 2:30 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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Essential Oil

June 9 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Make scented jewelry to wear and sachets to hang in your room. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and goes from 2:30 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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Painting Lessons with Squidward Tentacles

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Paint a scene straight from Spongebob’s Hometown of Bikini Bottom and turn it into a fun wall decoration that makes it look like you live under the sea with Sandy, Squidward, Patrick and all of Spongebob's best friends forever! And it all starts with a simple circle! Ages 12 & Under

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Ocean Flow Sensory Time: Differently Abled Friendly

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join YS for a calming adventure of the sea. You can move, dance or simply chill out to our lights and music . We have blocked this program off for those that are differently abled or have sensory issues. You are all welcome to any of our programming but we thought you might enjoy a program fit & specified for your needs! Please call (740) 354 - 5562 for more information

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Dungeons & Dragons

June 13 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 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 from 2:30 – 4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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Dungeons & Dragons

June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 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 from 5:30-7:30 in the Meeting Room. Ages 18+

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Bottle Cap Fish Art

June 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Would you like to be a fish? Swim all day and never take a bath? See what it's like when you make this craft with Bottle Cap Fishies. Often we throw away all parts of our bottles, but bottle caps make cute crafts- like fish! And don't forget bubbles so that your buddies can breathe! The craft is June 14 at 4 p.m. in the Copley Room at the main location. Ages 8-12. Please call or visit Local History, 740-354-5304.

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Computer and VR Gaming

June 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 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. You can also play a game of Super Hot, Job Simulator, Beat Saber or Gorilla Tag on our oculus VR systems. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and goes from 2:30 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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Manga and Anime Culture Club

June 16 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 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 runs from 2:30-4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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Water Party: Water Play at Portsmouth

June 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Beat the heat at the library with some fun water play set up inside and outside of the library. Sprinklers, water balloons, spray toys and so much more! Remember to wear appropriate attire (shoes, shirts, and pants). Sensory water play stations will be set up inside for babies and toddlers if they don’t feel like joining us outside. Please call (740) 354 - 5562 for more information

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Father’s Day Tie-Dye

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join us as we tie-dye a hat or book tote for the special man in your life! Be sure to visit the selfie station and have some fun with props!!

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Dungeons & Dragons

June 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 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 from 2:30 – 4:30 in the Meeting Room. Ages 18+

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Dungeons & Dragons

June 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 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 from 2:30 – 4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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Computer and VR Gaming

June 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 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. You can also play a game of Super Hot, Job Simulator, Beat Saber or Gorilla Tag on our oculus VR systems. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and goes from 2:30 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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Jewelry Making

June 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Make some amazing bracelets and necklaces with a variety of beads and charms. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and goes from 2:30 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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Silênzio Bruno!: Luca Pasta Party

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join Guila in crafting clay pastas and capturing a storm in a bottle while enjoying the Disney Film, “Luca”. Crafting is just as useful as yelling “Silenzio Bruno!” If you need courage, confidence, or time to calm yourself down, join us for a great afternoon of adventure! Please call (740) 354 - 5562 for more information

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MAKER SPACE SATURDAY – SANDCASTLES

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Calling all artists, inventors, builders, and thinkers! This summer, the library has been transformed into a place where an OCEAN OF POSSIBILITIES awaits. We are headed to the beach for June’s Maker Space Saturday where you can spend an afternoon making SANDCASTLES! Legos and art supplies will also be set out for anyone to use during the program. Legos will be free play while the art table will have everything needed to paint a school of foil fish.

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Crafty Artists Group: Summertime Gnomes

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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5.00$

Join us for a craft in the PPL meeting room. This free program requires registration. Call 740-354-5688 or stop by the Reference Desk to register. All material will be provided to complete the craft. Ages 18+

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Dungeons & Dragons

June 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 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 from 2:30 – 4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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Dungeons & Dragons

June 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 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 from 5:30-7:30 in the Meeting Room. Ages 18+

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Computer and VR Gaming

June 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 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. You can also play a game of Super Hot, Job Simulator, Beat Saber or Gorilla Tag on our oculus VR systems. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and goes from 2:30 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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Perler Beads

June 30 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Make cool 8 bit looking plastic art out of meltable beads. This FREE program is for ages 13-18 and goes from 2:30 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room.

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July 2022

Sea Monster Mini Golf

July 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Do you have what it takes to battle some of the fiercest creatures of the high seas? Can you outsmart the Kraken, escape the plastic ocean geyser, outswim Nessie, and evade the 4 headed Hydra? If the answer is ‘yes,’ then you definitely don’t want to miss your chance to play a round of miniature gold on our 9-hole putt putt golf course right here in the library.

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Candy Aquariums

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Fish are friends not food, but candy fish are delicious! Join Miss Hailey in crafting a delectable diorama of the ocean. Using candy and all edible goodies we will make edible aquariums that will look as good as they taste! Please call (740) 354 - 5562 for more information

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Clay Pot Shark

July 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Shark! Don’t worry, he won’t bite! This Jawesome shark is made out of terra cotta pots and craft foam. It’s such a fun project to make! The craft is July 12 @ 4 p.m. in the Copley Room at the main location. Ages 8-12. Please call or visit Local History, 740-354-5304.

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Luca: A sensory & interactive showing

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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YS has crafted a new way to watch your new favorite Pixar movie that brings in the use of all five senses! Enjoy the smell of pasta, feel the salty sea splashing, hear the sounds of an Italian summer, taste the flavor of espresso (without the caffeine) all while we watch the film! No “shhh’s” in this movie theater! This is a recurring program so be on the lookout for more interactive theater days with Youth Services throughout the year! Please call (740) 354 - 5562 for more information

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Ocean Flow Sensory time: Differently Abled Friendly

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join YS for a calming adventure of the sea. You can move, dance or simply chill out to our lights and music . We have blocked this program off for those that are differently abled or have sensory issues. You are all welcome to any of our programming but we thought you might enjoy a program fit & specified for your needs! Please call (740) 354 - 5562 for more information

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Waterless Glowing Fish Tank

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Want fish without the hassle of food and water?!?! Look no further! Join us to create a waterless fish tank scene complete with gravel, plants, and a selection of sea creatures.

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August 2022

DIY Pizza Bookmark

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Love books? Love pizza? Well, come and make a pizza bookmark for your next favorite read! Event held in the Copley Room at main location. Ages 8-12. For more information, call 740-354-5304. Space limited and supplies will be included.

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Mad Hatter Tea Party

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Don’t be late for this very important date! Alice has explored the library and landed smack dab in the middle of the Mad Hatter’s tea party! Join us for some wild hat making, and decorate your own tea cup!! Light refreshments provided.

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Decoupage Clothespin Magnet

August 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Clothespin magnets can be used as chip clips for small snack packages, refrigerator magnets, or picture holders. Great as gifts. Join us in creating different designs for the fun craft! Event is August 16 at 4 p,m, in the Copley meeting Room at the main library. Register in Local History or call 740-354-5304.

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Camp Library

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Calling all campers: grab your gear and head down to the Portsmouth location for Camp Library! Enjoy snack while you craft a dreamcatcher or simply hang out by a tent. Ages 12 & under

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