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Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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March 2019

Online documents

March 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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Devices

March 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

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

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 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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Shrinky Dinks

March 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Draw a design on special polystyrene paper then watch as it is shrunk and transformed into a hard plastic pendant that you can turn into a cool accessory. This free program is at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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STEM Time

March 27 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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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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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Shopping on line

March 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: Facts and Fiction

March 28 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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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! March’s theme: Technology.

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ArtWorks: Spring Wreath Craft

March 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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5$

Join us to create a customizable Spring wreath. Ages 18+. Supply fee due at time of registration. Register at the Reference Desk, Limit of 12 spots available.

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Streaming

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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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April 2019

Dungeons and Dragons

April 1 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 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

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 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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Decoupage Washer Necklaces

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

Get an introduction to the art of decoupage by making a necklace. Choose an image, a washer and a cord and in just a few minutes you have an awesome necklace. Add a variety of beads and charms for extra flair. Make yours at 2:30 in the meeting room.

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River Valley Writers Group

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 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

April 3 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 10, 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 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!

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Coupon Apps

April 4 @ 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

April 4 @ 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. April’s story is “Test” by Theodore Thomas Ask for your free copy of the story at the reference desk.

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Fiction Book Group

April 5 @ 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. April Selection: Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple: To her Microsoft-guru husband, Bernadette is a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect; and to 15-year-old Bee, she's a best friend and,…

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Dungeons and Dragons

April 8 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 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

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 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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Brushbots

April 9 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Create a custom critter out of batteries, toothbrushes, mini motors and more. Make your bot crawl across the table, spin in circles, or other cool tricks. Make your bot at 2:30 in the meeting room.

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Computer Games

April 10 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 10, 2019

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 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!

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Paint Roller Bunny

April 10 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join us as we create bunnies out of paint rollers! The craft is April 10, 2019 at 4:30 pm in the Copley Meeting Room, located in the Main Library. This program is free and for ages 8-12. Please register beforehand with the Local History Department 740-354-5304

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eBooks

April 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Listen or read for free anywhere! Download audiobooks and eBooks from the Ohio Digital Library to your computer, eReader, tablet or smart phone.

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Literary Thursdays: Science Meets Literature

April 11 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Hey, Science lovers! Get hands on and learn about the wiring that makes your electronics work. Learning about circuitry is a snap with our Snap Circuits kits. Join us in the “Science Lab" (aka Meeting Room) at 2:30!

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So You Want To Speak

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join us for this free seminar presented by Marcia Harris, MA, CLL. and learn the tools needed to share your story to inspire others. Light dinner will be provided by Tim Hortons of Portsmouth. Registration is required by April 2. For more information or to register call 740-354-5688 ext. 10513.

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Lynda. com

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Listen or read for free anywhere! Download audiobooks and eBooks from the Ohio Digital Library to your computer, eReader, tablet or smart phone.

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Dungeons and Dragons

April 15 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 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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Inspirational Book Group

April 16 @ 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. April Selection: The Hope Jar by Wanda Brunstetter: Michelle is not who her new Amish family believes her to be, but how can she tell the truth without hurting the ones she has come to love?

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Computer Basics

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 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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Canvas Bag Decorating

April 16 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join PPL as we decorate canvas tote bags with paint, fabric markers, buttons and more. make your bag to suit your style at 2:30 in the meeting room.

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STEM Time

April 17 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 24, 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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3D printing

April 18 @ 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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Literary Thursdays: Page to Stage

April 18 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Join PPL in putting on your own puppet production. Use a variety of puppets and props to perform a scene or skit on our puppet stage! Don’t miss the fun at 2:30 in the meeting room.

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Devices

April 18 @ 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

April 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 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

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 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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Essential Oil Jewelry

April 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Make a fashionable necklace that smells like oranges or a cool bracelet that smells like lavender. Choose what you want to make and one of 8 scents and let us show you how to make your own piece of essential oil jewelry. Follow your nose to the meeting room at 2:30.

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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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STEM Time

April 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 24, 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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Shopping

April 25 @ 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: Facts and Fiction

April 25 @ 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! April’s theme is Sports.

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Afternoon of Oils

April 25 @ 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 lovely bird. 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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Streaming

April 25 @ 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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Dungeons and Dragons

April 29 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 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

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 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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Melted Crayon Art

April 30 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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There is more than one way to make art with a crayon. Let us show you how to melt crayons and make colorful masterpieces with cool dripping effects. Join us at 2:30 in the meeting room.

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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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Creeper Knock Down Game

May 8 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Think you have what it takes to knock down the tower of Creepers and win the ultimate prize? Come find out on May 8, 2019 at 4:30pm! A prize will be given to the winner! The game will be set up in the Copley Meeting Room at the Main Library. For ages 8-12. Please register beforehand with the Local History Department: 740-354-5304.

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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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Apollo 11 Galaxy Board

June 12 @ 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 12, 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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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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