Artist Curated Book Display – Kirsten Reynolds

  The featured artist for the current Artist Curated Book Display is Kirsten Reynolds. Her installation and book display will be on view until June 10, 2017. It's another edition of our Artist Curated Book Display featuring work by installation artist @kirsten.c.reynolds. Come check out her work and ten books she picked from the library collection. #ACBD #portsmouthnh … More Artist Curated Book Display – Kirsten Reynolds

A Trio of Books On Activism

Determined to recontextualize activism as increasingly modern phenomenon, Jaffe reports an inspiring collection of stories from recent history to emphasize modern participation in social justice movements. She reports on, among others, the Wisconsin teacher’s protest, Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party, Black Lives Matter, and the struggle for the ability to unionize at Walmart. Jaffe … More A Trio of Books On Activism

From the Director’s Pocket: A Moment of Economic and Statistical Geek

Is how we measure our global and national economy impacting us on a local level? During the library’s “Great Decisions” discussion series earlier in the year, the issue of how national economic activity (including trade) is measured came up on several occasions. In particular, the measure of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and other economic statistics … More From the Director’s Pocket: A Moment of Economic and Statistical Geek

Lives and Deaths in Fiction

Cathy’s Hidden Gems features favorites & lesser known selections from the fiction shelves of the Portsmouth Public Library. 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster (2017) starts with an interesting premise. Before you even begin the 866 pages, you get the gist on the inside cover: Ferguson’s life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons … More Lives and Deaths in Fiction