PPL announces upcoming events

By Portia Williams

September 22, 2013

Kids’ Events Announced

Autumn Craft Programs for kids

The Portsmouth Public Library is offering several opportunities for children to make crafts celebrating the fall. This week’s schedule is below. Call your local branch for more information.

At Northwest- Monday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. 372-8314

At Portsmouth- Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. 354-5562

Story Times

Books & Play

Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. at Portsmouth

Toddler Time

Mondays at 11 a.m. at Lucasville

Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at Portsmouth

Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Wheelersburg

Book Babies

Thursdays at 1 p.m. at Portsmouth

Family Story Times

Mondays at 11 a.m. at New Boston

Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at Wheelersburg

Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. at South Webster

Wednesdays at 11 a.m. 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 to 5 p.m. and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month

Portsmouth- 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 2 to 4 p.m.

For more information, please call 354-5688

Alopecia Areata Apple Dessert Contest

On Sept. 25 at 3:30 p.m., the Portsmouth Public Library’s staff is hosting an apple dessert contest. The public will be allowed to sample each one and vote for their favorite! The winner of the best dessert will get a prize.

Apples to Apples

On Sept. 25 at 2 p.m., Come join us and play Apples to Apples. The children’s version will be available in the children’s department and the adult version will be available in the adult department.

Upcoming Adult/Teen Activities Announced

Adult Painting Class

The New Boston Library will be having Artist Buffet this month. The class will take place on Sept. 23 and will begin at 5:30 p.m. There will be limited available seating, please stop to pre-register, fee is required at sign-up. For more information, call the New Boston Branch Library at 456-4412.


The Portsmouth Public Library will be hosting its Yoga group at 10 a.m. in the Copley Meeting Room on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Scrapbook Party

The South Webster Branch will be hosting a Scrapbooking class from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Those attending will be learning the art of scrapbooking. Space is limited. A fee of $5 will be charged to cover the cost of materials. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call the South Webster Library at 778-2122.

Poetry Group

The Portsmouth Public Library is starting a poetry group. The first meeting will take place Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. If you like to write, share or just want to learn more about poetry, this group is for you. Open to ages 16 and up, pre-registration is required.

Non-Fiction Book Group

The new Non-Fiction Book group will be meeting Sept. 26 from 5:30 to 7:30p.m. at the Wheelersburg Branch library.


The Knitter’s Group will be meeting in the Quiet Room of the Portsmouth library location at 5:30pm on Thursday, Sept. 24.

Adult Sign Language Basic Class

Ages 12 and up can join us to broaden basic sign language skills in an open and positive environment. The class meets twice a month at the Main Branch. The next class will take place Sept. 27 at 3:30 p.m. It is free of charge but you must sign up in advance by calling 354-5688 or visiting the Reference Desk at the Main library.

Monthly Media Trivia

Every month PPL offers a new media themed trivia. Play a 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.

Digital DIY

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

Book Sale Drawing

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

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, Sept. 23

Microsoft Power Point at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Your Tablet at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Computer Basics at 11 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 26

Computers for Seniors at 3 p.m.

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.