Keyword: Portsmouth Free Public Library
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PORTSMOUTH — Bookworms rejoice. The Portsmouth Free Public Library is reopening on Monday, July 6, for limited browsing and computer appointments. more
PORTSMOUTH — Although the Portsmouth Free Public Library was open for business Sunday, it will close to the public for at least a week starting Monday, March 16. more
PORTSMOUTH — The British author Neil Gaiman once said, “Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it's much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is … more
PORTSMOUTH — Santa Claus made his annual pilgrimage to the Portsmouth Free Public Library and was greeted like a rock star Sunday night. more
PORTSMOUTH — Have some free time but nothing to read? Every once in a while, we like to check in with the folks at the Portsmouth Free Public Library to see what they’ve been reading. … more
Have some free time but nothing to read? We recently asked the fine folks at the Portsmouth Free Public Library for some book recommendations. Here’s what they came up with — all … more
PORTSMOUTH — To most historians, Anne Hutchinson (1591-1643) was one of the first women's rights activists, who defied the Puritan male leaders of her day despite knowing she’d be … more
PORTSMOUTH — William Deegan was one of Portsmouth’s most intriguing citizens of the 20th century. Appointed as the town’s first police chief in 1921, his name appeared in … more
PORTSMOUTH — The jolly man in the red suit made a grand entrance to the Portsmouth Free Public Library after stepping off a fire truck Sunday night. more
PORTSMOUTH — Here comes Santa Claus! The 2018 Santa Tours begin this Saturday, Dec. 1. There will be "Santa runs" every night starting at 6 p.m. for eight nights (except Sunday), weather … more
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