Digitizing Ex Libris: The Helen Pearson Bookplate Collection

The primary mission of the Digitized Collections at Portsmouth Public Library is to optimize access to our local history collections while preserving the same for future generations. Our latest project in Special Collections is the addition of the Helen Pearson Bookplate Collection. This collection consists of 336+ historic bookplates, amassed and originally organized by local … More Digitizing Ex Libris: The Helen Pearson Bookplate Collection

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. View this post on Instagram 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 … 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