Adult Programs

Programs Currently Running:

Senior Bingo @ Churchland: Bingo! We're marking our cards every third Monday from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Please call ahead or register at the Churchland branch beforehand if possible.

Everywoman Book Group @ Churchland (January 2023+): Join this book club every fourth Tuesday of the month from 11:15am to 12:45pm to discuss Fiction and Non-fiction selections that are by, for, and about women. Whether it's introducing new authors, exploring different cultures, or engaging in insightful conversations from a woman's perspective, this book club has something for everywoman. Call 757-686-6623 for more information.

Portsmouth Book Group @ Churchland: 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 at 6:30pm. 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 757-686-2538 for more information.

Drop-in Knitting Group @ Churchland (January 2023+): Come by for some casual knittingNo registration required, all levels welcome. Basic introduction and assistance will be available for beginners.

  • Adult group: every second Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm 
  • Teen group: every third Wednesday from 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Manor Crochets @ Manor: 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 fourth Wednesdays of the month from 11:00am to 12:00pm. For more information, please call 757-465-2916.

Quilting Guild @ Churchland (January 2023+): We invite you to take part in our next quilting meeting. Some great individual quilting projects are underway and we’ve seen some beautiful quilt-work completed. Every fourth Thursday of the month from 10:30am to 12:30pm, 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.

Saturday Crafts @ Churchland: Come on out for Saturday Crafts! Every fourth Saturday of the month from 11:00am to 1:00pm we will do a new project: jewelry, mixed media & photo projects, papercrafts / origami, holiday crafts-- the sky's the limit! It's a great way to spend a relaxing Saturday morning with coffee and crafts. We'd love to hear from you, please share your craft ideas with us and we'll see if we can make it happen. Contact Alexis at 757-686-2538 with any questions or suggestions. Space is limited so please sign-up by phone or in-person at the Churchland Branch. 

Adult Computer Education @ Main (January 2023+) A series of classes designed to help adults who find themselves struggling to keep up with computers and other technology.  Space is limited, call to book an appointment at 757-393-8501 ext 6510.                      

Tech Tuesdays @ Main: Drop in every Tuesday from 10:00am to 2:00pm for help with your tech! We'll do our best to assist with all manner of devices and issues

Technical Assistance @Churchland  Drop in Monday Through Friday for help with your tech! We'll do our best to assist with all manner of devices and issues

Yoga @ Main: Join us every Wednesdays and every other Friday from 11:00am to 1:00pm (double-check the calendar for Friday meetings) for a 60 minute Hatha Yoga practice. The emphasis is on following your breath, and different variations of poses are offered allowing you to take YOUR yoga practice to different levels. All you need is a mat, a smile, and a willingness to try!

Programs Currently Suspended:

Downtown Books n’ Brews Book Club: Come have a pint and talk about this month's book. The Bier Garden extended its happy hour just for us! We meet the last Thursday at 6:30pm at the Bier Garden in Downtown Portsmouth. Our monthly book selections are broadly chosen to attract readers of all kinds. 

The Mix Book Club @ Churchland: An OPEN FORUM to Discuss and Share Opinions on Books written by authors from various cultures. Join us every third Tuesday of the month at 6pm to discuss a variety of cultures, authors and books!

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