Adult Programs

Programs Current Running:

Portsmouth Writer’s Group: Attention writers! Join our Writer’s Group. We meet at the Churchland Branch from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Bring a short sample of your writing in any genre to share at our next meeting.  We will be critiquing each other’s work.  You too can be a writer! Questions?  Please call Melinda McKenzie at 757-686-2538.  

Programs Currently Suspended:

AARP Income Tax Preparation: Volunteers from AARP will be preparing taxes for the public at our Churchland branch on Mondays through Thursdays 10-2, first come first served. Last day for Tax preparations is April 16th 2018. There will be a signup sheet on the door before opening. For more information please contact AARP Email: Toll-free Nationwide: 888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277) Toll-free TTY: 877-434-7598

Manor Crochets: 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.  

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!

Portsmouth Book Group: Are you a voracious reader who loves to talk about books? Come join the Portsmouth Book Group! We meet on the first Monday of the month @ 6:30pm at the Churchland Branch. Our book selections are eclectic, so we hope to attract a wide variety of readers. Try us out and share the titles you would like to discuss. We are always open to suggestions! Call Melinda McKenzie at 686-2538 for more information.

Books n’ Brews Book Club: Come have a pint and talk about this months book! The Bier Garden extended its happy hour, just for us! We meet the last Thursday at 6:30 pm at the Bier Garden in Downtown Portsmouth. Our monthly book selections are broadly chosen to attract readers of all kinds. Please call Lilly Treadwell at 393-8501 for more information

Quilting Guild@Churchland: We invite you to take part in our next quilting meeting.  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 show-and-tell! Learn from more experienced quilters or share your wisdom with another fellow quilter.

TED Talk Discussion Group: Come to our Cradock Branch the second Tuesday of every month 10 am to 11 am. Watch a TED-Talk, Share your views,Engage.

Request Library Purchase: Click on and complete the Title Request Form to suggest the Library purchase a particular book, audiobook, DVD or magazine for the collection.