Portsmouth Public Library Weekly Events

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Come see us at the fair.  The bookmobile will be at the Scioto County Fair daily from 12-8pm.


Kids’ Events Announced


Story times

Storytimes will resume in the fall.



Upcoming Adult/Teen Activities Announced



The Portsmouth Public Library will be hosting its Yoga group at 10am in the Copley Meeting Room on Tuesday,   August 5.


Adult Sign Language Basic Class

Ages 12 and up are invited to join us to learn basic sign language skills in an open and positive environment August 8 at 3:30pm.  The class meets twice a month at the Main Branch.  It is free of charge but you must sign up in advance by calling 354-5688 ext. 0 or visiting the Reference Desk at the Main library.


Teens Only Movie Night

Come join us for a fun filled movie night at the New Boston branch August 8 at 3:30pm. Teens only (ages 13-18).  We will be showing Vampire Academy. For more information, contact the New Boston Branch Library at (740) 456-4412




Community Garden at the Portsmouth Public Library

The Portsmouth Public Library has started a community garden.   Each week we teach classes in the garden and provide hands on experience for anyone interested in learning.


We will also be offering food preservation classes to teach you how to can, freeze and dry what you harvest



8/7 Gardening at 6pm

8/11 Canning and Freezing Meats and Soups

8/18 Drying Produce at 6pm



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.

August 5- Photo Editing at 4pm

August 6- Basic Computers at 1pm

August 7- 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