GoGo Monster by Taiyo Matsumoto (2009) “Doesn’t it bother you that everyone says you’re creepy and weird? How can you stand to keep coming to school?” “Super Star, Chance and lots, lots more … I’ve got lots of friends here.” Yuki Tachibana sees things. Strange things that no one else can see. At least, no… More Invisible Monsters
2015 was an electrifying year here at the library. We debuted Gutenberg and Ada, entering into a complicated and wonderful relationship with the newest technology on the block: 3D printing. It has been an awesome year watching Gute inspire ideas and spark conversations, enable ingenious solutions to problems like the Tech Services Department’s beloved tape… More Practical Magic: 3D Design
Cathy’s Hidden Gems features favorites & lesser known selections from the fiction shelves of the Portsmouth Public Library. The fictional memoir Robinson Cruso by Daniel Defoe was controversial back 1719. Using the first person point of view, “Defoe crafted a story that isn’t nonfiction, yet feels as if it could be,” said Danny Heitman in the Wall Street Journal .… More It’s All About Me: Fictional Autobiographies
When I ask people if they keep a journal, they usually answer, “No, I don’t,” and the conversation drifts off to another topic. In this electronic age with computers, e-mails, recorded telephone calls, video tapes, disks and drives, and an endless arsenal of gadgetry, I suppose some technocrats consider journals obsolete, nearing even extinction. I… More Research Tips From Richard: Create Your Own Encyclopedia – The Wisdom of Keeping a Journal
The Artist Curated Book Display program series returns to the Portsmouth Public Library with an exhibit and display created by local painter, Kate Crowell. Two of Crowell’s paintings will be on display in the main stairwell of the library for the month of January. Also on display will be a curated collection of ten items… More Artist Curated Book Display – Returns!
The library has recently added several Science Fiction and Futuristic DVDs to its collection. While these film are speculative and futuristic they offer an informative look at our concerns for the present as well as the future. Some focus on the immediate future some on the distant future, and many are concerned with interaction between… More Speculative Film…a DVD voyage into What If.