Summer Schedule 2014

It’s a big summer for us here at Langdon Library, and with the ongoing renovations, there are a lot of moving (see what I did there?) pieces in play. As always, check our calendar for changes, but here’s an overview of what’s happening:

Join us every Wednesday from 1-2pm for the summer library reading program. You don’t have to sign up, just show up! Programs are designed for all age groups unless otherwise noted. This year’s theme of “Fizz, Boom, Read” has us exploring a few science-related topics and activities.

Wednesday June 25th: Make Your Own Lava Lamp! Gail will show us how with vegetable oil, food coloring, and Alka-Seltzer!

Wednesday July 2nd: Making Your Own Terrarium! With our own multi-talented Dede Walsh. Bring your own plastic or glass jar or bowl.

Happy Independence Day! The Library will be closed on Friday July 4th. We will be open on on Saturday July 5th from 10am-1pm.

Wednesday July 9th: Magician BJ Hickman will be here to teach us the science behind the magic. (Note: This is not a magic show, but rather a how-to-create-the-illusion program. This program might be a little challenging to pre-schoolers.)

Wednesday July 23rd: Newington Fire Department will be holding a Fire Brigade in the field behind the Library and Old Town Hall. Plan on wearing a bathing suit and bring a towel.

July 29th – August 2nd: We’re moving back into our renovated building and will be closed.

Wednesday August 6th: The folks from “Mad Science!” are coming!

August 12th – 16th: The Library will be closed for us to finish moving and organizing our new spaces.

Wednesday August 13th: We’ll have a visit from the SEE Mobile! This is the traveling program from the SEE Science Center in Manchester. The Library will be CLOSED that week, this program will be held next door at the Old Town Hall with Camp Newington.

Tuesday August 19th: This is it, the day we’ve all been waiting for!  GRAND OPENING!  We’ve been in the new addition for a few months now, but by mid-August, we’ll have spread back into our beautifully renovated 1892 building.  We’ll have event details soon, but for now, save the date in your calendar (or click to RSVP to the Facebook event) and prepare to be wowed!

We Re-Opened April 1st (No foolin’!)

We are officially in our new space!

Read all about our move here in the Portsmouth Herald:

Langdon Library gets new 4,000-square-foot addition

By Crystal A. Weyers April 02, 2014
Group Selfie!

And here’s the picture he took!


Scott takes a group selfie at the opening of the new addition! (Photo credit Ioanna Raptis.)