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  • Storytimes are aimed at children under-five, while Rhymetimes have a sing-along element aimed at toddlers

Photography competition!

Are you a keen photographer, 16+ and live, work or study in Portsmouth?

We'd love to invite you to enter the My Portsmouth photographic competition, as part of the celebrations of the 825th anniversary of the Portsmouth Charter.

The competition is to inspire photographers to submit photos capturing a moment in Portsmouth during the period Saturday 1st June 2019 to Sunday 23rd June 2019. The photos will then be collected in the City's archive and used initially in a display at the Free Mart Fair on Saturday 17th August. Shortlisted photos will then form part of a travelling exhibition at various venues in the city.

Prize of £300 for the winning entry and £100 each for the two runners up!

How to enter: please send your entry by 5pm 23rd June 2019 to

Read the terms and conditions

For any enquiries please call the Portsmouth History Centre on 023 92688046.


Alderman Lacey Library

  • Scrabble club - Monday
  • Craft club - Monday, 1.30-3.30pm
  • Storytimes - Thursday, 10-10.30am
  • Rhymetimes - Friday, 10-10.30am (term-time only)

Beddow Library

  • Craft club - first Monday of each month, 2-4pm
  • Careers Service advice and support - Monday, 10am-12pm
  • Knitting and crochet club - Tuesday, 5-7pm
  • Scrabble club - Tuesday, 2pm
  • Rhymetimes - Wednesday, 2.15-2.45pm (term-time only)
  • Careers Service advice and support - Wednesday, 1-4pm
  • Craft club - alternate Wednesdays, 10am-12pm
  • Craft club - Thursday, 1-3pm
  • Storytimes - Friday, 10-10.30am
  • 50+ social group - Friday, 10.30am-12.30pm

Carnegie Library

  • Rhymetimes - Monday, 10.30-11am (term-time only)
  • Knit and natter - Tuesday, 1.30-4pm
  • 'Food for thought' - one Wednesday each month, 11am

Central Library

  • Family history drop-in - Monday, 2.15-2.45pm
  • Knit and Natter Group - Tuesday
  • Careers Service advice and support - Tuesday, 10am-12.30pm
  • Rhymetimes - Wednesday 10-10.30am
  • Coffee morning for people affected by cancer - first Wednesday of each month, 10am-12.30pm
  • Computer class for the visually impaired - Wednesday, 2-3.30pm
  • Reading group for the visually impaired - first Thursday of each month, 1.30pm
  • Yoga session - Friday, 11.30am-1pm (six week courses, cost £42)


Cosham Library

  • 50+ craft club - Monday, 2-4pm
  • Rhymetimes - Tuesday, 11.15-11.45am (term-time only)

North End Library

  • Careers Service advice and support - Tuesday, 1.30-4pm
  • Storytimes - Wednesday, 11.15-11.45am
  • Rhymetimes - Friday, 11.15-11.45am (term-time only)

Paulsgrove Library

  • Crochet group - Monday, 10am-12pm
  • Crochet group - Wednesday, 10am-12pm
  • Crochet group - Thursday, 10am-12pm
  • Crochet group - Friday, 10am-12pm
  • Coffee and book time - Saturday, 10.30-11.30am

Southsea Library

  • Rhymetime - Monday, 10-10.30am
  • Storytime - Monday, 2-2.30pm
  • Mah Jong - Monday, 2-4pm
  • Spanish rhyme time - Tuesday, 11am
  • Scrabble club - Wednesday, 2-4pm
  • Art class - Wednesday, 1.30-3.30pm
  • Rhymetime - Thursday, 10-10.30am
  • Social drop-in for the visually impaired - Thursday, 10am-12pm
  • Careers Service advice and support - Friday, 10am-12pm
  • Rummikub Klub - Friday, 2-4pm
  • Rhymetime - Saturday, 10.30-11am

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