Portsmouth Libraries are great places to hang out; Keep warm, browse the books and magazines, use the computers and free Wifi, or take part in the many events and activities for adults and children throughout the year, most of them free!
Here’s a small selection of what’s on in March. Full details can be found on the Libraries website
Board games play sessions – Community Learning Services are holding play sessions at Cosham and Alderman Lacey libraries every Thursday during March. Enjoy old favourites like dominoes or try out new games!
- Cosham Library: Thursdays, 10am to 12pm
- Alderman Lacey Library: Thursdays, 1.45pm to 3.45pm
Book your place by calling Cosham Library on 023 9283 4210 or Alderman Lacey Library on 023 9282 3991 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drawing workshops for kids 07-16
- Southsea Library on 11 March, 2.30 to 4.30pm
- North End Library on 25 March, 1pm to 3pm.
Local artist Andy White will show kids how to draw with pencils, pens or felt tips. It’s completely free and materials are provided, just drop in!
Find out what else is on at Portsmouth Libraries
Central Library – 1 March, 2pm to 3.30pm Arthur Conan Doyle’s Southsea Stories and Beyond – local author Matt Wingett explores Conan Doyle’s work and discover how his 8 years in Southsea was to stay with him in short stories and novels long after he left the city. Book a free place.
Central Library – 3 March, 7pm to 8.30pm – An evening with Graham Hurley – bestselling crime/thriller author Graham Hurley will talk about his writing career and his latest novel – Katastrophe. Book tickets.
Eldon Building – 4 March, 7pm to 8.30pm – In The State of Us, Jon Snow traces how the life of the nation has changed across his five-decade career as a journalist. Book tickets.
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