Adult Programs

Programs Currently Running:

Adult Computer Education @ Main: 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.

Card Sharks @ Churchland

Come play your favorite card game and enjoy snacks, a beverage, and some card loving company! 

Every second Wednesday of the month from 2pm to 4pm. 


Churchland Knitting

 Conference Room  Ages: Adults and Teens  Drop-in knitting at Churchland. Beginners and crocheters welcome as well.  

Contact Pamela with questions at 757-686-2538 ext. 6624.Every second Wednesday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Everywoman Book Group @ Churchland: 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Senior Bingo @ Churchland: Join us and bring a friend to play BINGO, win some prizes and enjoy snacks, camaraderie and friendly competition. 

For Seniors age 50 plus, every third Monday from 11am to 1pm. 


Tech Assistance @ Churchland: Get help with your devices on first and third Wednesdays! We'll do our best to assist with all manner of devices and issues. Registration required. Call 757-686-2538 or visit the Churchland Branch front desk.

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.

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.