Our next monthly after-school teen movie will be showing in the Teen Scene Room of the Churchland Branch on Thursday, September 14th 3:30 – 5:30 We will be viewing the movie “Princess Diaries”. Popcorn and soda refreshments! Ages 12-18
Join us for our Mystery Halloween Movie! Showtime begins at 2:00pm on October 28th Movie is PG, so bring the whole family! Movie Title is a Mystery.. But here’s a hint: “Amuck, Amuck, Amuck” Still cant figure it out? Check out our Facebook page, where others are guessing, or Give us call @ 393-8501 and […]
Churchland invites our veterans (and immediate family!) to come get a bite on us and enjoy some “joe”. We want to thank our veterans in a tangible way for your service to our country. This is our way of saying thanks on Monday, November 6th from 10am-1pm. Questions? Call Aren at 686-2538.
Join us at Manor Branch on Tuesday October 17th at 10:30 – 11:30 am for Preschool S.T.R.E.A.M. This program is for PreSchoolers ages 3-5.
Are you looking to meet others who share your Anime interest ? If so, join us at the Main Library for our next meeting on November 4th from 2pm to 4pm! Feel Free to come in costume! For information, call us at 393-8501.
The Main Library will hosting STEM activities for teens ages 12-17 years old. For more information, please call 393-8501.
Join us at the Main Library for Crochet! We will have some materials available! If you have your personal supplies, please feel free to bring them! Registration is not required and space is limited. *Updated dates on 10/2. For more information, please contact us at 393-8501!
The Mix Book Club! @ The Churchland Branch.
An OPEN FORUM to Discuss and Share Opinions on Books written by Authors from Various Cultures.
Join us every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6pm to discuss a variety of cultures, authors and books!
October 17th, 2017
This months book!
Stop by the Children’s Department and choose a book from Ms. Kathy’s October Book Station This month’s selections include books on Halloween and Fire Prevention. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 393-8501.
November 14th 2017
“Mindfulness Meditation : Anxiety and Stress Reduction”
Maury Cook, Co-Founder Sattvic Space.
THE SECOND TUESDAY FORUM SERIES is sponsored by the Portsmouth Public Library and funded by grants from the Portsmouth Public Library Foundation, Friends of the Library, Portsmouth Museum and Fine Arts Commission, and The City of Portsmouth. All forums are free and open to the public. Reservations are not needed to attend. Complimentary beverages are provided by the library. Meeting room doors open at 11:00 a.m.
For directions and more information, please call the Portsmouth Public Library at 686-2538.
What else can beat a movie, popcorn, and drinks on a leisurely Wednesday evening? Our next monthly movie “Wonder Woman” will be showing on Wednesday, October 25th at 5:30pm. Join us!
We all know there are hidden dangers of identity theft in this digital age but how do you go about protecting your personal information from being stolen? In this course, we will talk about safeguards to implement in order to protect your personal information from getting in the wrong hands! Registration required – call 686-2538. […]
We invite you to take part in our next quilting meeting on Thursday, October 26th. Some great individual quilting projects are underway and we’ve seen some beautiful quiltwork completed. Every 4th Thursday of the month from 10 am to 12 noon, we will quilt with beginners and advanced quilters alike. Bring your latest project for some […]
If X-Box and board games sound like a fun time, you’ll want to join us on Thursday, October 26th. Plan on gaming from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Churchland Branch in the Teen Scene Room. Come and invite a friend! All video games are rated “E for everyone”. Feel free to bring your […]
Come learn how to Crochet @ Cradock! All you need is a crochet hook and some yarn, Tuesday, October 17th, @ 11:00 am
Our book group meets every 1st Monday of the month from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Churchland Branch. We will meet next on Monday, November 6th. Plan to discuss October’s title “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Aren Gonzalez at (757) 686-2538 with […]
Why let the kids have all the fun? Teens like to color too! Join our “True Colors” Teen Coloring Group on the 3rd Thursday of each month. We will color from 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, October 19th at the Churchland Branch in the Teen Scene Room. Come and invite a friend!
Teen Library Camp was a success! Participants enjoyed tons of hands-on activities that included, STEM speakers, technology, crafts, cooking, forensic science, art, fieldtrips and much more. If you missed your opportunity to attend this year, be sure to be on the look out for Teen Library Camp 2018! * […]
Mother Goose on the Loose is a fun fast paced program for children ages birth to 36 months and their parents that incorporates books, songs, rhymes, instruments, and props to help young children learn the pre-literacy skills needed to become successful readers. Saturdays at 11am, Main Library.
Looking for a little drama? If so, join us at the Main Library located at 601 Court Street for the Urban Fiction Meet-Up! For more information, call 393-8501!
Coloring is not just for kids, Grown Ups can color too and so can you! Join us for the Adult Coloring Programs, at Churchland, Cradock, Main and Manor. Supplies are provided. Cradock Coloring Club, every 1st Tuesday at 11am. Churchland Coloring Society, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 11 am. Manor Color Yourself Calm, every 3rd […]
On Wednesday, July 19 the Portsmouth Health Department was on site to provide FREE pressure screenings! They also provided, information on health, wellness, and chronic diseases. Please visit the Health and Wellness Information Center at the Main Library or visit the Portsmouth Health Department at http://portsmouth.vdh.virginia.gov/
On Wednesday, July 19 the Portsmouth Police Department hosted Coffee With A Cop at the Main Library! Residents were afforded the opportunity to ask questions, share and address concerns about their community. Below are a few pictures of the wonderful exchange!
Main Library Local History Room Held on the 2nd Saturday of each month @ 1-4 PM Join us and learn as you share.
One Click Digital, our source for e-books, e-audio books and e-magazines has changed its name to RB Digital. Along with the new name there is a new app which will provide access to all three formats. Our patrons already using the One Click Digital app will receive notification of the new app directly from RB […]
Community Health Survey The Portsmouth Health Department is currently collecting information for their third bi-annual community health survey. The Community Health Survey allows them and other community organization to collect valuable neighborhood level data that will help guide their decisions for programs that would best improve the health of Portsmouth citizens. We appreciate you taking the time to […]
The Red Cross recognizes the Manor Branch Library’s Adult Crochet Group for their large donations of hats, scarves, and blankets to those in need including newborn infants and veterans. Mary Hampton the founder of the group points to the picture of Clara Barton Way to go Ladies!
Testing & Education Reference Center is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life. Please use portsmouth as a password. Over 300 practice tests and courses Dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests Information on over […]
Portsmouth Public Libraries Teen Book-Club. Manor Branch Library 1401 Elmhurst Lane at 2:45 p.m. on the Last Tuesday of the month September through May for ages 13-18. Come meet other teens who like to read great books! *FREE book each month *Refreshments Register below or by calling (757) 465-2916 or @ Manor Branch Library.
This group crochets everything from baby hats to dresses. If you are interested in joining Mrs. Mary Hampton and Friends, meet them at the Manor Branch Library located at 1401 Elmhurst Lane. The group meets the first and last Wednesday of the month from 11am to 12pm! For more information, please call 465-2916.
For 4th & 5th grade kids Meetings are held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Meetings will be held once a month. Membership is limited Free book and refreshments! Participants must be registered The group will be discussing a different book each month. Register with the Children’s Department in person, by phone @ 686-2538 ext. 6626 or below. […]
Join us for Lego Mania at Churchland Designed for Children 5-11 years old 6-7 pm in Children’s Program Room on the second Tuesday of each month.
For Ages 6-11 at the Main Library 601 Court St. The LEGO CLUB will meet on the 4th Saturday of each month at 2pm. Free Program! and Free parking in parking garage on Saturdays! For more information, Call: 757-393-8501 and ask for the Children’s department.
Build One Portsmouth is about coming together as a community to shape our future. This two-year planning process will result in an updated Comprehensive Plan for the city. Build One Portsmouth is designed to be inclusive, transparent and robust. The goal is that every person in Portsmouth knows it is a choice to get involved and […]
The LEGO CLUB will meet on the 4th Saturday of each month.
Check out all the wonderful Preschool Programs we have!
Did you know preschool programs like these contribute greatly to early school success.
MAIN BOOK SALE – EVERY Saturday 10-2 601 Court Street, side entrance.
Homework Help available for students in grades 3-12 from the Library and Literati. Log in with your Library barcode and get help in Reading, Writing and Math from real teachers.
Online! Access from the library or at home. All you need is an internet connection and a library card.
On Saturday, October 7th, the Main Library hosted their second annual Star Wars Reads Day. Participants of the event enjoyed an afternoon of games, crafts, Legos, trivia and numerous dvds and books that were available for check out. Some participants were dressed as their favorite characters, which was awesome! In addition, Olde Towne Arts & […]