June 2024 

Portsmouth Library and Portsmouth Garden Club partner with donation

 

The Portsmouth Free Public Library is excited to announce the launch of our Children's Library Garden Bag program, made possible with generous support from the Portsmouth Garden Club. This program encourages children to explore the joys of gardening and learn about nature.

The Garden Bags are designed for young gardeners in Pre-K to 5th grade and include everything needed to start a small garden at home. Each bag contains gardening tools, a seed packet, Popsicle sticks for marking plants, and a charming garden gnome to decorate your garden. The bags join the other “Library of Things”  available to library patrons, such as the telescope and fishing rods.

 

The school vacation summer reading program, READ, REVIEW, REPEAT,  for children begins Monday, June 17. Please see the library web page or contact the library children’s room for more information.

 

Meetings are held monthly at the Library for club members and guests. _________________

September 13, 2023

1:00 Portsmouth Free Public Library

Welcome back members !

Fellowship and meeting

 

Roberta Stevens; Look around: A sit down walking tour of the club contribution of landscaping to the Portsmouth Free Public Library for 125 years.

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October 11, 2023

1:00 Portsmouth Free Public Library

Presenter: Linda Howard  Holly  Mackenzie and Joan Kierwin Demonstration-Plant propagation and splitting perennials

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November 7, 2023

1:00 Portsmouth Free Public Library

Presenter: Marie Brennan-Chasin

 

Chair Yoga tecniques for gardeners

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November 17, 2024

7-9 p.m  Portsmouth Free Public Library 

Annual Taste of Portsmouth
$25 for tickets

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December 13 2023

Christmas Luncheon
Green Valley Country Club

12:00 Gather

12:30 Eat

$50 to Treasurer

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January 10, 2024

1:00 Portsmouth Free Public Library

Presenter: Linda Kirkpatrick

 

Floral design Demonstration

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February 14, 2024

1:00 Portsmouth Free Public Library

 

Presenter: Deb Mack

 

Glass garden art demonstration

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March 13, 2024

 

1:00 Presenters: Roberta Stevens, Moderator; Annette Jarvis, Rocelle, Kieron, and Mim Maurer. 

 

90 th anniversary of the club ; Roundtable of the club's longest serving memebrs recalling

our memeorable service projects.

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April 10, 2024

1:00  Portsmouth Free Public Library

 

Presenters:

Linda Howard and Mary DiBara

Spring table centerpiece with potted plants

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April 22,2024

Earth Day

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April 25, 2024

Venus de Milo Swansea, MA. 

 

RIFGC Annual Awards Luncheon

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April  26, 2024

Arbor Day

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May 8, 2024
1:00 Raggd Island Brewery, Portsmouth

 
Presenter: Karen Saucier

Raising Monarch Butterflies

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June 1 Plant Sale

9-2
at the Public Library

Benefits Portsmouth Garden Club and the Portsmouth Free Public Library

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June 12, 2024

Club Annual Lluncheon-

This year an Afternoon  Tea

Noon 

Foodworks

2461 East Main Rd.

Portsmouth

 

$25.00

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June 13, 2024

11:00-4:00

Hattie Ida Chaffee Home, Riverside R.I.

 

RIFGC Monthly Meeting and Judges Council Horticulture Show

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June 21-24, 2024

After taking “The Grand Tour” to Marble House , The Newport Flower Show will return to Rosecliff with the theme “At Home".

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Save the Date

NEW ENGLAND GARDEN CLUB ANNUAL MEETING

(Federation)

10/23, 10/24

Crown Plaza, Warwick, R.I.

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