The Research Library and Randall Gallery are now open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. by appointment only.
No walk-ins. Please contact us in advance to schedule your visit by calling 603-431-2538 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shaw Research Library &
Tuesday through Saturday
1 to 4 p.m.
UPCOMING FREE EVENT: The Portsmouth Athenaeum and the Membership Libraries Group present Carolyn Eastman, Associate Professor in the History Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, speaking about her new book, The Strange Genius of Mr. O: The World of the United States’ First Forgotten Celebrity.
The October 2020 Book List is here. Make sure you add a few of these titles to your upcoming fall reading list.
Reminder: During the pandemic, most of us are familiar with unavoidable isolation; however, in pre-pandemic times, local author and journalist Lou Salome took a self-imposed break from society to live in the woods and write.
Join us this Tuesday for a Zoom talk to learn the process and the final product “Thoreau, the Kid, and Mr. Lou: Book Notes of a Foreign Correspondent.”
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