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Library Card Signup Month

September is National Library Card Signup Month!

Hurry to your nearest Portsmouth Public Library location for a Library Card.

Lost your card? We will replace it for FREE during the month of September.*

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(Chesapeake and VA Beach residents must have already paid their annual $ 20.00 Fee).

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Churchland Adult Coloring Clubs

Grown Ups can color too and so can you!
It is not just for kids.
Join the Adult Colorama, at the Churchland Library, 11 am, Tuesday September 22, 2015 in the Conference room.

Supplies are provided.

Did you know coloring is a great way to reduce stress and develop creativity?

For more information contact Durrell 686-2538.

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Portsmouth Public Library is Hiring!

Join our team! The following positions are currently open:
 

Library Assistant I
Graduation from High School or equivalent, supplemented by 1 to 2 years of public library work experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must be able to pass the shelver test.
Follow this link for the Job Description

Library Associate (Programming)
Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, Education or related field; 3 to 5 years experience working in a library setting with computer experience or any equivalent combination which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Follow this link for the Job Description

Librarian II (Branch Manager)
Master’s Degree in Library Science; 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience as a managing Librarian; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
Follow this link for the Job Description

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Monthly Book Sale

Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library Monthly Book Sale.

Friday September 4th, 11-12 members only, 12-6 open to public,
Saturday September 5th, 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.

Download a flyer here.

Main Library Basement
601 Court Street
Portsmouth VA 23704

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“Navigating the Novel” Writing Classes

Have you always wanted to write a novel but don’t know where to begin? Have you started writing only to hit a few roadblocks? Join Amazon.com best-selling author E. Ayers as she helps you navigate through a treacherous landscape of plot potholes and lost characters. This four-class series will cover all aspects of novel writing, […]

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Knitting and Crochet Club

A new knitting and crochet group is forming at the Cradock Library. Whether you have been knitting or crocheting for years, or you just want to learn, join fellow crafters who love all things yarn. Bring your current projects with you, or just bring your eagerness to try. We meet the fourth Tuesday of the […]

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Adult Coloring Club

Are you stressed out? Looking for a creative outlet? Try the new Adult Coloring Club at the Cradock Library! Join fellow colorists as we challenge ourselves with complex and interesting designs. Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 1st at 11 a.m. All materials are provided. Feel free to bring your own. For more information, call […]

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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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Cradock Science Fiction Book Club

If you like to read everyone from Isaac Asimov to Stephen King, Guillermo del Toro to Neal Stephenson and lots of others in between, then come join the Cradock Science Fiction Book Club. This group is still forming, so bring your ideas for books you would like to read to the next meeting. We meet the third Tuesday of the month at 11 am.

Our first book will be “I am Legend” by Richard Matheson.

 

August 18 I am Legend by Richard Matheson

September 15 Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill

October 20 World War Z by Max Brooks.

For more information, contact Mary Hodges at 393-8759.

The Portsmouth Book Group meets at Churchland on the First Monday of the month, check them out here…

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Adult Summer Reading Program

Have you picked up your prizes yet? The Summer Reading Program may be winding down, but the fun doesn’t stop! You are able to log your books and pick-up completion prizes through August 31st! Call 757-393-8501 for any questions or program details.

Log Books HERE..

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Teen Summer Reading Program

Have you picked up your prizes yet? The Teen Summer Reading Program may be winding down, but the fun doesn’t stop! You are able to log your books and pick-up completion prizes through August 31st! Please call 757-686-2538 for any questions or program details.

Log books HERE.

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Children Summer Reading Program

Have you picked up your prizes yet? The Children Summer Reading Program may be winding down, but the fun doesn’t stop! You are able to pick-up your prizes through August 31st! Call 757-393-8501 for any questions or program details.

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Lego Club @ PPL

Come to our Lego Club on Saturday August 22nd, 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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