Portsmouth Public Library Events

April 13, 2013

National Library Week

This year, National Library Week will take place from April 15-20. For those of you unfamiliar with the celebration enjoy this excerpt from the American Library Association’s website:

“During NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK and throughout April, libraries of all types host special events to highlight the unique role libraries play in people’s lives. Today’s libraries can help you and your family discover a new and exciting world through collections, digital resources and more. Whether you come for homework or job searches, help with citizenship issues or finances, adult education classes or to find the best books for young readers, libraries are a great place to spend quality time and connect with loved ones and friends.”

As always your Portsmouth Public Library is excited to participate. Check out this list of events:

Recycled Book Shelf

Come join the fun and make a book shelf out of recycled books for free! Join us at the Portsmouth location April 15 at 3pm. Please sign up in advance at the Reference desk or call 354-5688 ext. 0.

Board Member Reception

Former and Current Portsmouth Public Library Board Members are invited to the Portsmouth library location April 16 at Noon for a Reception honoring their service.

Ice Cream Social

Our patrons are invited to join us in front of the Portsmouth library location for an ice cream social April 17 from 3-5pm.

Recycled Book Rolodex

Come make a recycled book rolodex and bookmarks to help keep your life organized for free! Join us at the Portsmouth location April 17 at 3pm. Please sign up in advance at the Reference desk or call 354-5688 ext. 0.

Recycled Book Photo Frame

April 19th at 3:00 p.m.: Come join us April 19 at 3pm at the Portsmouth location to make a photo frame out of recycled books for free! Please sign up in advance at the Reference desk or call 354-5688 ext. 0.

Kids’ Events Announced

Springtime Craft Program

On Monday, April 15 at 6pm. the Northwest library will be having a Springtime Craft Program. This program is for kids of all ages and registration is required due to limited space and supplies. For more information or to register call 372-8314.

Robot Rumble

Create your own non-mechanical robot April 20 at noon at the Portsmouth library location. Ages 6-12

Story Times

Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays at 11:30am at Portsmouth

Toddler Time

Mondays at 11am at Lucasville

Wednesdays at 11:30am at Portsmouth

Thursdays at 11am at Wheelersburg

Book Babies

Thursdays at 1 pm at Portsmouth

Homeschool Hullabaloo

Wednesdays at 1p at Portsmouth

Family Story Times

Mondays at 11am at New Boston

Tuesdays at 11am at Wheelersburg

Wednesdays at 11am at Lucasville

Wednesdays at 11 at Northwest

Thursdays at 11:30am at South Webster

Children’s Artist Buffet

At New Boston-April 15 at 6pm

At Portsmouth-April 18 at 3pm

At Lucasville-Fridays at 3pm

At Wheelersburg-Fridays at 3:30pm

Tail Waggin’ Tutors

At Lucasville-Fridays from 3-5pm and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month

At Portsmouth- 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 2-4pm

For more information, please call 354-5688

Upcoming Adult/Teen Activities Announced

Writing Workshop 2013

The annual Writing Workshop is one of the highlights of the library’s year. Published local authors teach aspiring authors about the writing and publication process. Each session will take place on a Tuesday evening in April.

April 16, Jules Bennett, will be presenting ‘Plotter or Pantser? Starting Your Book’ at 6pm. If you would like additional information about the 2013 Writing Workshop, please call 354-5688 ext. 10513.

Pieces & Patches Quilting

This quilting group welcomes beginners as well as experienced quilters. This program is intended for adults. Please join us on April 15 from 6-7:45pm at the Lucasville library location.


The Portsmouth Public Library will be hosting its Yoga group at 10am in the Copley Meeting Room on Tuesday, April 16.

Inspirational Book Group:

April 16th at 12:00 p.m.: The Inspirational Book Group is meeting at the Portsmouth location. We are always looking for more people to join the interesting discussions we have about books.Join us April 16 at noon.

Dinner and a Movie

The South Webster Branch Library will be hosting Dinner and a Movie for adults over the age of 18 from 5:00-7:30 pm April 16. Registration is required. Don’t forget to bring a covered dish to share. A full length movie will be shown. For more information, contact the South Webster Branch Library at 778-2122.

Straw Hat Door Decoration

Join us April 18 at 4pm and create a Spring door decoration using a straw hat, faux flowers, ribbon and a little creative imagination. Class will be held in the Copley Room at the Portsmouth location. Pre-registration with prepaid fee of $3.00 is required. For information call Local History@354-5304.

Quilt Show

Once again it is time for the annual quilt display at the Portsmouth Public Library. Quilts made by the Down By the River Quilt Guild will be on display at the Portsmouth library location from March 2 until April 26. If you have any questions about the show, please call 354-5688 ext. 10513.

Digital DIY:

Visit our website at yourppl.org to learn how to make a new fun recycled book craft every month!

Book Sale Drawing:

In April, you could win a key holder made from recycled books. For every item you buy from our book sale you will be entered into a drawing to win this craft

April Trivia:

All through the month of April you can participate in our monthly trivia contest. You can pick up a copy of the trivia sheet at the Main Branch or go to our website at yourppl.org to fill it out. All entries need to be turned in by April 30th.

Call for SOCF Riot History Interviews.

April marks the 20th anniversary of the Lucasville Prison Riot. This event changed our county forever. We want to make sure that this history is recorded.

If you are interested in being part of this project, please call 354-5688 ext 10513 to schedule your interview.

Technology Classes Offered

The Information Technology Department of the Portsmouth Public Library will be offering a variety of computer classes this week. The schedule is as follows.

Monday, April 15

Microsoft Word at 5pm

Tuesday, April 16

Microsoft Excel at 2pm

ebay at 5pm

Wednesday, April 17

Computers for Seniors at 10am

Etsy at 2pm

Thursday, April 18

ebooks at 3pm

If you have any questions regarding the above mentioned technology classes or to sign up, please call (740) 354-5688.

For questions regarding the above release, please contact Grace Peach at (740) 354-5688.