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

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November 2022

Teen Craft: Painting

November 29 @ 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 paint watercolor bookmarks of acrylic canvas art. This FREE program is for ages 13-17.

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Computer Games and VR

November 30 @ 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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December 2022

Take-N-Make: Terrarium Ornament

December 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up a FREE Holiday Terrarium Ornament Take-n-Make kit. Available for ages 13+ throughout the month of December while supplies last.

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STEAM

December 1 @ 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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Drive-Up Santa Visit at the Portsmouth Library

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Schedule a time with Youth Services at (740) 354-5562 to reserve your visit. Just round up the kiddos in the car, arrive at your time, park, and get a personalized visit from the legend himself: SANTA CLAUS!

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Free Day Friday

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

Bring your own computers, consoles and more. We also provide computers and VR sets as well as run mini D&D games and provide crafts such as perler beads. 230-400pm in the Meeting Room. Ages 13+.

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Fiction Book Group

December 2 @ 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: We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker.

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Dungeons & Dragons

December 3 @ 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

December 5 @ 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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Handmade Holiday

December 6 @ 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Come and create holiday crafts perfect for gift giving. You can make ornaments, jewelry, holiday cards, gift cards and more! The FREE program is for adults and teens ages 13 and older.

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Pinecone Reindeer

December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Love pinecone crafts? Love reindeer? Join us to make a cute reindeer to hang on your tree or in your room. The event will be held on Tuesday, December 6 at 4 p.m. in the Copley Room at the main library location. Ages 8-12. Please register in Local History or call 740-354-5304.

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Epic Donuts

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Express yourself at this super-sized painting party where we will be decorating giant cardboard donuts!

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River Valley Writers Group

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

Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00pm-7:45pm in the Meeting Room. Contact Roger Smith at 740-778-3110 for more details.

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Computer Games and VR

December 7 @ 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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Page to Stage

December 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join us from 2:30 – 4:00 in the Meeting Room to get a little act-ive. We’ll be playing fun theater games aimed to prepare you for the stage. This FREE program is for ages 13-18.

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Block Snowmen

December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Excited for the coming Winter season? Come celebrate with us and make a snowman! The event will be Thursday, December 8th, 2022 at 4:00 P.M. in the Copley Room at the main library location. Ages 8-12. Space is limited! Please register in Local History or call 740-354-5304.

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Free Day Friday

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

Bring your own computers, consoles and more. We also provide computers and VR sets as well as run mini D&D games and provide crafts such as perler beads. 230-400pm in the Meeting Room. Ages 13+.

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Dungeons & Dragons

December 12 @ 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

December 12 @ 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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Teen Craft: Craft Buffet

December 13 @ 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 get creative. We will be using up our leftover craft supplies from the fall.

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Computer Games and VR

December 14 @ 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 Club

December 15 @ 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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Free Day Friday

December 16 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Bring your own computers, consoles and more. We also provide computers and VR sets as well as run mini D&D games and provide crafts such as perler beads. 230-400pm in the Meeting Room. Ages 13+.

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Emergency Snow Day Kits

December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Oh no! SNOW! What are you supposed to do all day??? No worries... if you joined this program! Customize a snow day kit which includes everything you need for snow sculptures, boredom busters, & hot cocoa. Ages 12 & under

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Dungeons & Dragons

December 17 @ 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

December 19 @ 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

December 19 @ 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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Teen Craft: Holiday Craft

December 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Free

Join us to make a fun holiday craft just in time for the holidays!

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Library Luau

December 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Shake away the winter blues with some hula dancing at the Library Luau. Escape the cold by playing flamingo ring toss, showing off your limbo skills, and much more. Ages 12 & under

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Computer Games and VR

December 21 @ 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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Computer Games and VR

December 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 2:30-4:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Clay Pot Christmas Tree Ornaments

December 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Paint and decorate your own mini clay pot oranament for Christmas! The event will be Thursday, December 22 at 4:00 in the Copley Room at the main library location. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. Please register in Local History or call 740-354-5304.

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Computer Games and VR

December 23 @ 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 2:30-4:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Computer Games and VR

December 27 @ 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 2:30-4:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Computer Games and VR

December 28 @ 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 2:30-4:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Computer Games and VR

December 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 2:30-4:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Computer Games and VR

December 30 @ 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 2:30-4:30 in the Meeting Room.

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