Portsmouth Public Library events

September 29, 2013

Kids’ Events Announced

Children’s Sign Language Basic Class

Children ages 5-11 are invited to join us at the Portsmouth location October 4 at 3:30pm. We will be using this time to broaden our basic sign language skills in an open and positive environment. This class is free of charge but you must sign up in advance by calling 354-5688 or visiting the Reference Desk at the Portsmouth library location.

Story Times

Books & Play

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

Family Story Times

Mondays at 11am at New Boston

Tuesdays at 11am at Wheelersburg

Tuesdays at 11:30am at South Webster

Wednesdays at 11am at Lucasville

Wednesdays at 11 at Northwest

Tail Waggin’ Tutors

Certified Therapy Dogs from the Southern Ohio All Breed Dog Club (and their owners) will be at various library locations. The dogs will be available to listen to any young reader wishing to practice their skills.

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

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

For more information, please call 354-5688

Upcoming Adult/Teen Activities Announced


The Portsmouth Public Library will be hosting its Yoga group at 10am in the Copley Meeting Room on Tuesday, October 1.

Adult Painting Class

The South Webster Library will host a painting class for adults October 1 at 5:30pm. Each participant will paint their own Halloween Candle. There is limited available seating, please stop to pre-register, fee is required at sign-up. For more information, call the South Webster Branch Library at 778-2122.

Digital DIY

Visit to learn how to make a different recycled book craft every month.

Book Sale Drawing

In October, win a recycled book craft. Each time you purchase any item from the daily book sale, your name will be entered into a drawing.

Monthly Media Trivia

Every month PPL offers a new media themed trivia. Play trivia each month to be entered to win the corresponding “books into movies” prize!

Crispie Creme Drawing

Each week PPL offers a chance to win a gift certificate from Mrs. Renison’s Crispie Creme. Check out music CDs to be entered into the weekly drawings.

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, September 30

Microsoft Excel at 2pm

Tuesday, October 1

Computer Class Grab Bag at 2pm-Contact the library to see what the grab bag class is this week.

Wednesday, October 2

Computer Basics at 11am

Thursday, October 3

Computers for Seniors 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.