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.


Churchland Branch: March 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th 2015

Session 1 5pm-6pm

Session 2 6pm-7pm

Register now, seating is limited to 3 people for each 4-week session.

Call 757-686-2538 Ext. 6640
Please leave a message with name, session # and good contact phone number.


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Home Buyers Workshop

Join us for this Home Buyer workshop Saturday March 7th 2-3PM at our Churchland Branch
• Financing a home in today’s market
• Tips on improving credit scores to purchase a home
• Understand credit reporting and how it affects your rate
• Buying a home with no down payment
• Avoiding mortgage insurance even with a low down payment
• Drawing for a $25 Visa card
Get flyer HERE.

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Churchland Branch will have an early Closing at 6 PM this evening 2/18/15 so our employees can make it home safe.

AARP Tax Aide will NOT be held at Churchland today February 18th due to weather.

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Second Tuesday Forum

Second Tuesday Forum All forums are free and held at Noon at the Commodore theatre 421 High St, Portsmouth. Our Speaker For the March 10th session has changed to: Tracey Neikirk, curator of the Isle of Wight County Museum. She will be will be speaking on “Women in the Civil War.”

Get Flyer HERE…

Sponsored by the Portsmouth Public Library with grants from the Portsmouth Public Library Foundation, Friends of the Library, Museum & Fine Arts Commission and Portsmouth General Hospital Foundation. Doors open at 11:00
Lunch may be ordered from the Commodore’s regular menu.

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Spring Garden Preparation Class

This program has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date. Thank you!
Does your garden need a pick-me-up? Well, save the date: Thursday, February 19th at 5pm. This program is hosted by Portsmouth Public Library & The Portsmouth Master Gardeners. For more information & to register, click continue reading.

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Monthly Book Sale

Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library Monthly Book Sale.

Friday March 6, 11-12 members only, 12-6 open to public,
Saturday March 7, 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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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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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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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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Lego Club @ PPL

Come to our Lego Club on Saturday October 25th, 2014 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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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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