Monthly Book Sale

Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library Monthly Book Sale.

Friday, May 1st: 11-12 members only, 12-6 open to public,
Saturday, May 2nd: 10-4 open to public.

Featuring DIY and home improvement. Prices are Hardbacks $2, Paperbacks $1, Children’s .50 and Media .25.

Hours are Friday, 11-12 members only, 12-6 open to public, Saturday 10-4 open to public.

Main Library Basement
601 Court Street
Portsmouth VA 23704

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Court Street Closed in front of the Main Library

Please park in the County Street garage @ $1/hour while visiting the Main Library. Free parking is available at meters and in the garages and lots all day Saturday and Sunday.

Due to phase 13 of the downtown water & sewer rehabilitation project has begun by CLOSING Court and King Streets, effectively closing off access to Main Library except by foot. This phase is expected to last between 2 to 3 months.

Parking directions for Downtown Portsmouth

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Let’s Get Married: Wedding Planning 101

Are you planning a wedding? Then join us on Tuesday, April 21st at 5pm to learn tips and tricks from wedding planner, Tiffeny Wilson at the Main Library. This class will focus on creating a budget and preparing to meet vendors while enjoying cake samples! Register online or call 757-393-8501.

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Financial Wellness at Your Library

Are you financially fit? Join us for this FREE presentation and talk with a Financial Advisor! Learn how to make your money work for YOU! Families and retirees are welcome! Presented by: Daniel Smith of ACE Capital. Prizes & refreshments will be available. Monday, April 27th from 5pm-6pm at Main Library.

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Getting the Apps: OneClick eAudio and Zinio Digital Magazines

Want to learn how you can use the OneClick digital and Zinio digital magazine databases to check out and download e- audio books and digital magazines right to your computer or internet enabled tablet or smart phone? We can help you with that and answer any of your OneClick and Zinio database questions. Join us at the Main Library on May 9th from 1PM-3PM. Call 757-393-8501 for more information!

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Computer Classes

Need to learn the basics?

Learn about the computer hardware, software, keyboard and mouse.

Need to learn about the internet or create an email address?

We can help with that.  

Our April classes are filled.

Registration for our May sessions coming soon.

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Upcoming Classes at Main Library

Join us this winter through spring for a myriad of adult programs at the Main Library. We will have computer classes, financial planners, resume workshops, spring garden tips and so much more! Click continue reading for more information or call 757-393-8501.

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Anatomy of the Novel

Do you have an idea that would make the bones of a great novel? Would you just like to write better? Amazon best-selling author E. Ayers will lead this three-part, hands-on writing workshop. Each session will build on the previous, allowing you the chance to grow your writing skills and find your voice. We will […]

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7 Cities 1 Book

The 7 Cities, 1 Book program is a collaboration between the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach. Modeled after The Big Read and One Book, One Community, this program will promote  the value of reading, lifelong learning, and community-building in Hampton Roads.  This year’s book is Fahrenheit 451 by […]

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Lego Club @ PPL

Come to our Lego Club on Saturday March 28th, 2015 from 2-4pm. Ages 6-11

Main Library 601 Court St.

Free Program! and Free parking in parking garage on Saturdays!

Your projects will be displayed in the Library and on our website!

The LEGO CLUB will meet on the 4th Saturday of each month.

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Join Us for Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early learning program that incorporates books, rhymes, songs, musical instruments, finger plays, flannel board characters, puppets and other props to help young children learn the pre-literacy skills needed to become successful readers. The program is fast-paced and fun to keep up with active little minds and includes tips for parents.

Ages birth to 36 months

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AARP Tax Aide

Free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service serving low and middle income taxpayers with special attention to those ages 60 and older.

Churchland Branch Library
4934 High Street West Portsmouth VA 23703
Monday through Friday: February 2nd – April 15th, 10 AM – 3 PM

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Income Taxes (Federal & State)

Federal Forms OR call: 1-800-829-3676

As of now, the IRS will not be mailing out either the 1040 forms or instructions until the middle of January. Additionally, the IRS states the 2014 filing season will begin January 31st. Forms are available on

***A select type and quantity of FREE forms will be available at all library locations once we get the forms in.***

VA State Forms OR call: 804-440-2541

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Homework Help!

Homework Help available for students in grades 3-12 from the Library of Virginia and Literati. Log in with your Library barcode and get help in Reading, Writing and Math from real teachers.
Normal Hours are; Monday-Thursday from 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET Saturday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET

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