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March Crafternoons

bookmark craft

Due to school vacation week during the last week in February,  we will meet twice in March! Tuesday, March 3rd & Tuesday March 24th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM. Our craft on the 3rd will be a surprise–you will find out then! (This cute bookmark was the last craft we made.)

Join us for a fun elementary – aged craft program. This activity is recommended for age 8+. Sign-up is required. Space is limited and this program fills up fast.

*Parents, please remember, only children aged 8+ may be left in the library without supervision. Please call the library if you have any questions.

 

Portsmouth’s African Burying Ground Wed. Feb. 25th at 7pm

In 2015, the Portsmouth Community will complete the years long effort to honor those buried beneath Chestnut Street in Portsmouth’s downtown.

The Portsmouth African Burying Ground and Memorial Park – We Stand in Honor of Those Forgotten is the result of a dramatic revelation unearthed from a City street that has led to a forgotten people being brought to life and a community embracing its full history.  On an October morning in 2003, a series of coffins were revealed during infrastructure upgrades in the heart of the Portsmouth’s downtown.  Through archaeology and DNA analysis the City confirmed the site was a segregated burying place for Africans and their descendants (likely both enslaved and free) and that as many as 200 individuals are buried below.  Their names are unknown and their resting place – in use from the early 1700s through to the 19th century – was paved over, built over and mostly forgotten.

The presentation will focus on what is known about the site’s history, the community’s efforts to memorialize the site, and a description of the Memorial and its components.

Join us to share in this powerful story at an illustrated lecture in honor of Black History Month.  Snow date Feb. 26th.

2-25 African

Zentangle!

zentangle
Zentangle!
Thursday, February 26th 3:00 – 4:00pm for Grades 2-5
Looking for something to do during vacation week?
Join Lisa to learn more about this cool drawing program!

*Parents, please remember, only children aged 8+ may be left in the library without supervision. Please call the library if you have any questions.

 

Y-La Teen Advisory Board March Meeting

 

teen-wordleWant to get involved in your community? Need some community service hours? Love your library and just want to volunteer? Join the Teen Advisory Board and get INVOLVED. We usually meet on the third Tuesday of the month, but will meet this month on Tuesday March 24th from 6:30 -7:30PM. If you’re interested, call Lisa @ 964-8401 for an application.

 

Portsmouth’s African Burying Ground Wed. Feb. 25th at 7pm

In 2015, the Portsmouth Community will complete the years long effort to honor those buried beneath Chestnut Street in Portsmouth’s downtown.

The Portsmouth African Burying Ground and Memorial Park – We Stand in Honor of Those Forgotten is the result of a dramatic revelation unearthed from a City street that has led to a forgotten people being brought to life and a community embracing its full history.  On an October morning in 2003, a series of coffins were revealed during infrastructure upgrades in the heart of the Portsmouth’s downtown.  Through archaeology and DNA analysis the City confirmed the site was a segregated burying place for Africans and their descendants (likely both enslaved and free) and that as many as 200 individuals are buried below.  Their names are unknown and their resting place – in use from the early 1700s through to the 19th century – was paved over, built over and mostly forgotten.

The presentation will focus on what is known about the site’s history, the community’s efforts to memorialize the site, and a description of the Memorial and its components.

Join us to share in this powerful story at an illustrated lecture in honor of Black History Month.  Snow date Feb. 26th.

2-25 African

Book Bites Book Club For Kids- March Meeting

bookbites Book Bites Book Club is for kids in grades 2-4.Our next meeting will be Thursday March 26th from 3:15-4:00PM.We now meet on the fourth Thursday of the month in the Youth Department.

Our book this month is Brixton Brothers #1: The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett. Copies will be available in the Youth Department.We hope you can join Lisa for this fun group which incorporates books, food, and crafts. Sign-up preferred, but you can just drop in, too.

 

 

 

Book Bites Book Club For Kids- February Meeting

bookbites Book Bites Book Club is for kids in grades 2-4. Our next meeting will be Thursday February 19th from 3:15-4:00PM. The book we are reading is Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Copies will be available in the Youth Department.We hope you can join Lisa for this fun group which incorporates books, food, and crafts. Sign-up preferred, but you can just drop in, too.

 

 

 

Y-La Teen Advisory Board February Meeting

 

teen-wordleWant to get involved in your community? Need some community service hours? Love your library and just want to volunteer? Join the Teen Advisory Board and get INVOLVED. We usually meet on the third Tuesday of the month. Our February meeting is Tuesday the 17th from 6:30 -7:30PM. If you’re interested, call Lisa @ 964-8401 for an application.

 

Portsmouth’s African Burying Ground Wed. Feb. 25th at 7pm

In 2015, the Portsmouth Community will complete the years long effort to honor those buried beneath Chestnut Street in Portsmouth’s downtown.

The Portsmouth African Burying Ground and Memorial Park – We Stand in Honor of Those Forgotten is the result of a dramatic revelation unearthed from a City street has led to a forgotten people being brought to life and a community embracing its full history.  On an October morning in 2003, a series of coffins were revealed during infrastructure upgrades in the heart of the Portsmouth’s downtown.  Through archaeology and DNA analysis the City confirmed the site was a segregated burying place for Africans and their descendants (likely both enslaved and free) and that as many as 200 individuals are buried below.  Their names are unknown and their resting place – in use from the early 1700s through to the 19th century – was paved over, built over and mostly forgotten.

The presentation will focus on what is known about the site’s history, the community’s efforts to memorialize the site, and a description of the Memorial and its components.

Join us to share in this powerful story at an illustrated lecture in honor of Black History Month.  Snow date Feb. 26th.

2-25 African

Story Time

Our Story Time program  meets each Wednesday at 11:00 AM for a program that combines storytimestories, singing, dancing, finger plays, and crafts!   No sign-up is required. All ages are welcome!