Kids’ Events Announced
Children 12 and under are invited to the New Boston Branch Library February 11 at 6pm for a Valentine Party. We will have crafts and games. For more information, call the New Boston Library at 456-4412.
Valentine’s Day Craft
On Monday, February 11th the Northwest branch library will be having a Valentine’s Day Craft Program at 6pm. This program is for children of all ages and prior registration is required due to limited space and supplies. For more information or to register call 372-8314.
Kids can come race at our library track; a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Join us February 16 at noon. Please call 354-5562 for more information.
Girls Book Club
February’s Girls Book Club meeting will take place February 11 at 5:30pm. The book selection for this month is “Pick an American Girl.” This month each girl will chose a different American Girl Character to read about. The girls will then meet to discuss their characters, work on a group project for the craft, and then watch a movie. Come and join the fun! Call 354-5562 for more information.
Family Fun Night
This program offers each generation an opportunity to spend time together in a fun, educational, safe atmosphere. This program will provide a skit, craft, and snack provided by the OSU Extension Office for the children. The theme is “LOVE A GOOD BOOK”. Join us February 12 at 6pm. Please call 354-5562 for more information.
Board Game Buffet
Children will be able to select from a variety of board games to play with their friends on February 14 from 3-4pm. Games include Scrabble, Candyland, Checkers, Chess, and much more. Ages 6-12 years.
Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays at 11:30am at Portsmouth
Mondays at 11am at Lucasville
Wednesdays at 11:30am at Portsmouth
Thursdays at 11am at Wheelersburg
Thursdays at 1 pm at Portsmouth
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
Tail Waggin’ Tutors
At Lucasville-Fridays from 3-5pm and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month
At Wheelersburg-Fridays 3:30-4:30pm
At Portsmouth- 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 2-4pm
For more information, please call 354-5688
Upcoming Adult/Teen Activities Announced
Local Author Showcase
The Portsmouth Public Library is looking for local authors to participate in a Local Author Showcase in April. Participating authors will have the opportunity to promote and sell their books at this event. Due to space limitations, only a small number of authors will be selected to participate. Apply quickly, applications are due March 7. Interested authors may call 354-5688 ext. 10513 for more details.
Book Sale Raffle:
In February, you could win a fun paint swatch mobile made from recycled books. For every item you buy from our book sale, you will be entered into a drawing to win this festive paint swatch mobile.
February Trivia Contest
All through the month of February you can participate in our monthly trivia contest. You can pick up a copy of the trivia sheet at the main library or go to our website at yourppl.org to fill it out. All entries need to be turned in by February 28th.
Visit our website at yourppl.org to learn how to make a new fun recycled book craft every month!
The Portsmouth Public Library will be hosting its Yoga group at 10am in the Copley Meeting Room on Tuesday, February 12.
Mystery Book Group
the mystery book group will be meeting at the Portsmouth location February 12 at 5pm. We are always looking for more people to join the interesting discussions we have about books.
Eating Smart: Being Active
This nutrition class offered through EFNEP, a division of the OSU Extension, will teach participants how to become more healthy in today’s fast paced world. Classes will be offered Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5pm from February 7- March 28 at the New Boston Library location. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.
The Knitter’s Group will be meeting in the Copley Meeting Room of the Portsmouth library location at 5:30pm on Tuesday, February 12.
TAB Meeting and Mystery Madness
The Portsmouth Public Library’s Teen Advisory Boards will be meeting this week.
Check out the great events planned for the meetings at each location.
-At South Webster February 13
Nancy Drew! Sherlock Holmes! Miss Scarlet! Encyclopedia Brown! Dress up as your favorite detective and join us at South Webster as we celebrate mysteries. We will also be discussing Teen Advisory Board events. 3-4:30 PM. Program intended for ages 13-18. For more information, call 778-2122.
-At Portsmouth February 14:
TAB members will meet briefly prior to our Valentine’s Day Mystery to discuss any TAB events. After the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meeting, teens will have the opportunity to help PPL solve a rather unique mystery. 3:00-4:30pm. Grades 6-12. For more information, please call 354-5688 ext. 0
Adult Beginner’s Painting Class
The South Webster Branch Library will be hosting a 2 hour beginner’s painting class at 5:30pm February 12. There will be 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.
The Wheelersburg camera club will be meeting February 12 at 6pm at the Wheelersburg Branch library. If you enjoy photography or would like to learn more about it you will enjoy this camera club. Beginners are welcome.
Warm Up America
A group of local knitters will be meeting in the Copley Meeting Room of the Portsmouth library location at 10am on Saturday, Fubruary 16 to make items to be donated to local families in need.
Call for Ice Storm History Interviews.
This February marks the tenth anniversary of the ice storm that crippled Scioto County. The Portsmouth Public Library is looking for stories of your experiences with this storm.
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, February 11
Social Networking at 5pm
Tuesday, February 12
Beginning Computer 10am
Thursday, February 14
Job Searching/Resume at 11am
Computers for Seniors at 3pm
Friday, February 15
Photo Editing at 11am
If you have any questions regarding the above mentioned technology classes or to sign up, please call (740) 354-5688.