Portsmouth Public Library Weekly Offerings

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Kids’ Events Announced


Back to School Bash

We will be playing games and giving out back to school items as prizes. The Fun begins at 4:00pm July 31.  Ages 12 and under. For more information call the South Webster Library at 778-2122.

Story times

Storytimes will resume in the fall.


Teen Summer Reading Events This Week


Mad Science Day

Embrace your inner scientist as we explore a variety of scientific experiments.  Ages 13-18. Registration required.  This program will be held at the Portsmouth library location July 31 at 3pm.


Adult Summer Reading Activities This Week

Movie Night

Come join us for a fun filled movie night at the South Webster branch July 29 at 5:30pm.


Upcoming Adult/Teen Activities Announced


Painting Class

The class will be painting an angel ornament. The class begins at 5:30pm July 28. Please call ahead (456-4412) to reserve your spot at the New Boston Branch Library.  There will be limited available seating; please stop to pre-register.  There will be a $3 fee to participate.



The Portsmouth Public Library will be hosting its Yoga group at 10am in the Copley Meeting Room on Tuesday,  July 29.


Create a Heritage Album

Scrapbooking with a twist of family history! Bring an album and photos, and we supply paper and other materials. This meeting will take place July 29 at 2pm.   Meetings will continue each month. This program is FREE, but please call Local History Department to pre-register. Meetings are held in the Copley room at the main location. For more information call Local History at 354-5304.

Basic Crochet

The class begins at 5:30 pm July 29.  The class will be crocheting an afghan.  You will need to bring a crochet hook and yarn. There will be limited available seating, please stop by to pre-register, fee is required at sign-up. For more information, call the South Webster Branch Library at 778-2122.

The A.R.T. Gallery

Non-traditional Art entries for the August A.R.T. Gallery showing must be submitted to the library by July 26th to be included in the show.


Monthly Media Trivia:
Every month PPL offers a new media themed trivia.  Fill out a trivia each month to be entered in to win the corresponding “books into movies” prize!


Technology Classes Offered

The Information Technology Department of the Portsmouth Public Library will be offering a variety of computer classes this week. The schedule is as follows.

July 28 – Photo Editing at 4pm

July 29 – Social networking at 1pm

July 30 – Basic Computers at 1pm

July 31 – Tablets at 11am and Computers for Seniors at 3pm


If you have any questions regarding the above mentioned technology classes or to sign up, please call (740) 354-5688.


For questions regarding the above release, please contact Grace Peach at (740)354-5688.


Portsmouth Public Library
1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662