Behind Bars – Jailers and the Jailed

Cathy’s Hidden Gems features favorites & lesser known selections from the fiction shelves of the Portsmouth Public Library. In an interview with NPR, Piper Kerman says the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black is “…actually very closely derived from what’s in the book and from my own life. But there are other parts of the show which are… More Behind Bars – Jailers and the Jailed

Paper Girls

Paper Girls Volume 1 (Image Comics 2016) by Brian K. Vaughan (author of SAGA). Art by Cliff Chiang, color by Matt Wilson, and letters by Jared K. Fletcher. In the early morning after Halloween 1988, four 12 year old girls delivering newspapers get attacked by teenagers from the future. Erin Tieng is one of the paper… More Paper Girls

Life With Preschoolers: Make a Big Impact Doing Small Things

If you haven’t been by our Youth Services department in a while, you have missed the launch of a program we are tickled to have started. Our Literacy Challenge of the Day is an initiative we are hoping will become a part of the daily lives of our young patrons and their families. We are… More Life With Preschoolers: Make a Big Impact Doing Small Things