of the Portsmouth Public Library, Inc.
Be sure and visit our

Book Nook

at the Churchland Library

Select books for sale at modest prices

Monday - Saturday
11 - 5

Open to Public
October 3, 2014
12 pm to 6 pm

October 4, 2014
10 am to 4 pm

4934 High St W
Portsmouth, VA
Next Book Sale
Friends News
Working together to promote our library
The Book Nook located at the Churchland Branch of the Portsmouth Public Library needs a few really good volunteers to help us grow!

Shifts run in two-hour increments, once a week. It's easy, fun and a great way to spend quality time at your beloved library.

Volunteers should be warm, friendly, dependable and love working with the general public.

For more information, please contact Glenn Tinsley at:
Great Deals New Books
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We need your books

Friends of Portsmouth Public Library needs book donations. We use these donations to sell at our monthly book sales at the downtown library and at our store, Book Nook, located in Churchland. The sales finance many wonderful improvements to our libraries. Books should be in good conditions, boxed and bagged and ready for easy pickup. Call one of the numbers below to schedule a pickup today!

Call Jan and Wayne Davis to schedule the pickup of your donated books.
757 393-1372 or 919 624-4212
Put on Your Thinking Caps
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2015 will say goodbye to our President, Vice-president and Secretary. A nominating committee is looking for people interested in serving in those positions. Per the By-laws:

" The President shall impartially preside over and conduct general meetings, appoint all committee chairs, and be an ex-oficio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee. The President shall have ultimate authority and responsibility for the supervision of all affairs of the Corporation. Send thank you cards for donations and higher level memberships.

The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President, and be in charge of public relations and publicity for the Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library.

The Secretary shall record attendance at all meetings, take minutes at all meetings, provide copies of previous meetings at the subsequent meeting, get well and sympathy cards as requested."

Interested? Email Glenn Tinsley at "".
Summer Winners!
    And the winners are:

Cradock - Rosemary
Manor - Amelia
Churchland - Karan
Main - Catrena

    Friends of the Library adding prizes to the Adult and Teen Summer Reading Programs this summer. Upon completion of the program, participant's names are placed in a drawing. This year the winners will receive an e-reader!
    Among the many activities held as part of the program, workshops were held that included robotics, coding, altered books, modge podge, weaving. Below is an altered book from one of the teen readers at Manor branch.
Vinyl is not dead!
We have an awesome collection of records. That's right, vinyl. A recently donated record player to the downtown sale gives an opportunity to hear some tunes while you browse. Come by and rebuild your collections - you can rewind the clock.
Recent donations Downtown!
Newspaper Calendar
We made the Virginia Pilot Currents section calendar!
Portsmouth's first Little Free Library
118 Webster Avenue
N.B. All previous content is archived on the FOPPL NEWS page.
Ice Bucket is at Portsmouth Library
Jeanne says:

New records
New childrens books
New CDs

Holiday books will be out as of
October Sale!
Students Club Selections
On display at the Downtown library.
Students Club is one of the many groups that meets at the public space at Churchland branch!
Second Tuesday Forum Series 2014-2015 Season
October 14, 2014
"Haiti: Real Change"
David Michael Weiss
Documentary Film Maker

All events are free and held at noon at the Commodore Theatre, 421 High Street, Portsmouth.
The second Tuesday Forum Series is sponsored by the Portsmouth Public Library and funded by grants from the Portsmouth Public Library Foundation, Friends of the Library, Portsmouth General Hospital Foundation, the City of Portsmouth and the Portsmouth Museum and Fine Arts Commission. All forums are free and open to the public. Reservations are not neeeded to attend. Complimentary beverages are provided by the Commodore Theatre and lunch may be ordered from the regular menu, Doors open at 11:00 a.m. For directions and more information, call the Portsmouth Public Library  at 393-8759.