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1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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November 2018

Dungeons and Dragons

November 19 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until November 26, 2018

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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A.R.T. Gallery December Submission Deadline

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Calling all artists 18 and up! Entries for our September art show are due today. Complete a submission form which can be found at our Main branch or on our website. Artists may display up to 3 pieces of art per month. Submissions must be framed with a hook on the back and ready to hang. All artwork must be approved following library guidelines and if displayed must be left to hang in the gallery show for the entire month. Any artist who would like to advertise their art for sale is asked to submit contact information which will posted…

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Inspirational Book Group

November 20 @ 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. November Selection: The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright: Annalise knows painful memories hover beneath the pleasant facade of Gossamer Grove but she is shocked when she inherits documents that reveal mysterious murders from a century ago. In this dual-time romantic suspense novel, two women separated by a hundred years must uncover the secrets within the borders of their town before it's too late.

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Computer Basics

November 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until November 27, 2018

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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Kokeshi Dolls

November 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Kokeshi, or “wood dolls”, have been a popular Japanese art form for centuries. Experience this art firsthand by creating a miniature doll version of any character you choose, whether it's from a favorite book, movie, game or even a mini you! The library provides the supplies and you provide the imagination at 2:30 in the Meeting Room!

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Computer Basics

November 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until November 27, 2018

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

November 21 @ 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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Dungeons and Dragons

November 26 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until November 26, 2018

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

November 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until November 27, 2018

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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Tree of Life Pendants

November 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Ready for a simple craft that can be embellished to suit your own style? This cool project begins with a wire tree pendant that can be fashioned into a necklace, a broach, a book bag pin and more! Join us at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Computer Games

November 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 28, 2018

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 Creativerse 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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Seniors

November 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Discover the personal computer and internet, ask questions, and join in group discussions.

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Literary Thursdays: Teen Book Group

November 29 @ 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 and classic titles. November'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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December 2018

Tail Wagging Tutors

December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 1, 2018

An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2018

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Children of all reading levels are invited to come read to Midnight Moon, a trained therapy dog, the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Patient, floppy ears listen to beginning readers without judgment, helping readers become confident.

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Dungeons and Dragons

December 3 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until December 17, 2018

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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Homemade Holiday

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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There's no need to rush around looking for that perfect gift when you can make something special at your PPL. Choose from a variety of gifts to make including unique jewelry and keepsakes. Stop by the gift wrap station to wrap, ribbon and go! Join us from 2:00-6:00 on the Main Floor.

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Mini Snow Globe Ornaments

December 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Have fun making mini snow globes as ornaments or any decoration. Ages 8-12. Please call (740) 354-5304 or visit Local History to register. Event to be held at main location in the Copley Room.

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Computer Games

December 5 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 12, 2018

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 Creativerse 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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Literary Thursdays: Short Story Group

December 6 @ 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. Ask for your free copy of the story at the reference desk. Decembers story is “The Nightmare Before Christmas” by Tim Burton.

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Fiction Book Group

December 7 @ 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. December Selection: As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner: From the acclaimed author of A Bridge Across the Ocean and The Last Year of the War comes a new novel set in Philadelphia during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, which tells the story…

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Dungeons and Dragons

December 10 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until December 17, 2018

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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Book Page Trees Craft

December 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Create a holiday tree from book pages! Make your own tree unique using supplies including glitter, gemstones, tinsel, markers and more. Get creative at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Computer Games

December 12 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 12, 2018

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 Creativerse 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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Holiday-ify Your Own Garment

December 13 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Visit the library to create a holiday sweater for that special event using tinsel, beads, ornaments, fabrics and more! Join us from 2:00-6:00 on the Main Floor.

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Afternoon of Oils

December 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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10$

Join us in our Meeting Room to create an oil painting of a snowman. Register at the Reference Desk at our Main Branch. Supply fee of $10 is due at time of registration. 18+

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Tail Wagging Tutors

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 1, 2018

An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2018

Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Children of all reading levels are invited to come read to Midnight Moon, a trained therapy dog, the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Patient, floppy ears listen to beginning readers without judgment, helping readers become confident.

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Dungeons and Dragons

December 17 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until December 17, 2018

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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Altoids Tin Holiday Scenes

December 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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These miniature holiday scenes can displayed almost anywhere: hung from a tree, on a bookshelf, or stuffed in a stocking. Choose from a variety of supplies to create your special scene just in time for the holidays at 2:30 in the Meeting Room.

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Cardboard Cup Holder Snowflake

December 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Ever wondered if those drive thru cardboard cup holders could be used for anything besides holding your drinks? Wonder no more and create your very own snowflake from one. The craft will be on December 19, 2018 at 4:30 pm in the Copley Meeting Room at the Main Library Location. Event is free and for ages 8-12. To register visit the Local history Department or call 740-354-5304.

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A.R.T. Gallery

December 20 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Calling all artists 18 and up! Entries for our September art show are due today. Complete a submission form which can be found at our Main branch or on our website. Artists may display up to 3 pieces of art per month. Submissions must be framed with a hook on the back and ready to hang. All artwork must be approved following library guidelines and if displayed must be left to hang in the gallery show for the entire month. Any artist who would like to advertise their art for sale is asked to submit contact information which will posted…

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January 2019

DIY Family Coat of Arms

January 9, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Knights Wanted! Seeking brave boys and girls ages 8-12 for a free program! Every knight needs their own family coat of arms. Come create yours with us! We will be crafting these medieval masterpieces on January 9, 2019 at the Main Library. The program begins at 4:30 pm in the Copley Meeting Room. To register: please visit the realm of Local History or call 740-354-5304.

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Snowy Owl Craft

January 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
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Make Winter a little warmer with this cute snow owl. Event will be held in the Copley Room at the main location on Tuesday, January 15 at 4 p.m. Please call (740) 354-5304 to register. Ages 8-12.

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February 2019

Corner Bookmarks

February 6, 2019 @ 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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Tissue Paper Heart

February 7, 2019 @ 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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March 2019

Leprechaun Hat

March 14, 2019 @ 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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April 2019

Recycled Birdhouse

April 23, 2019 @ 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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