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Mental and Physical Disabilities March 17-19

5 International visitors from Uganda will be visiting NH to talk about supporting families of children with disabilities and to visit some amazing extracurricular therapy programs NH has to help support families with children with disabilities.  

Silviculture: Sustainable Forestry In The United States: March 19th – 22nd

New Hampshire will play host to a group of 6 international visitors from Russia coming to learn about sustainable forestry practices in NH. A variety of meetings with many of the top Forestry organizations will be arranged giving them the opportunity to meet with Rangers, private companies as well as local manufacturers and colleges.

U.S. Foreign Policy Decision-Making and International Affairs Journalism Russia March 28th

New Hampshire will host 5 International Visitors from Russia the day. Meetings with our local Tv Station, local newspaper and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics have been arranged. This will give them the opportunity to learn how NH reports, local and international news as well as learning how we engage the public to learn public opinion and shape future policies.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Women SCP Israel April 9th -13th

6 women from Israel will visit NH to talk about how the state supports women entrepreneurs. Several meetings with top entrepreneurs in the state will provide the group with direct examples of successful women and their stories. A citizen exchange circle will be held to meet with leading businesswomen from the community to discuss the challenges for women working in the male-dominated industries

Transparency and Accountability in Government RP May 1st -5th

17 International visitors will visit NH in May to learn about effective practices for open, and accessible government, civil society efforts toward government transparency and accountability and how NH works at implementing and enforcing “Right to Know” laws.

The Hague Abduction Convention in Practice SCP India May 20th-23rd

In May New Hampshire will host a group of International Visitors from India on the Hague Abduction Convention in Practice. A variety of meetings with crisis centers, child advocacy organizations as well as Federal Court will be arranged.


My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food

Tuesday, March 12th. 7 PM 

The Historic Theater

28 Chestnut Street

Portsmouth, NH 03801

7pm — Writers on a New England Stage event 
8pm — Post-show Reception for Director’s Club begins. This reception is open to Patron-level members and up. Kindly RSVP here.

The bestselling cookbook author, beloved and award-winning television personality, and hugely successful restaurateur, Lidia Bastianich comes to town to share her heartwarming, emotional, revelatory memoir—told with all her hallmark warmth and gusto. Leave with her favorite recipes in hand!

Lidia’s story begins with her upbringing in Pula, a formerly Italian city turned Yugoslavian under Tito’s communist regime. She enjoys a childhood surrounded by love and security—despite the family’s poverty—learning everything about Italian cooking from her beloved grandmother, Nonna Rosa. When the communist regime begins investigating the family, they flee to Trieste, Italy, where they spend two years in a refugee camp waiting for visas to enter the United States–an experience that will shape Lidia for the rest of her life. At age 12, Lidia starts a new life in New York. She soon begins working in restaurants as a young teenager, the first step toward the creation of her own American dream. And she tells in great, vivid detail the fulfillment of that dream: her close-knit family, her dedication and endless passion for food that ultimately leads to multiple restaurants, many cookbooks, and twenty years on public television as the host of her own cooking show. An absolute must-have/must-see for the millions of Lidia fans!



For each 1-2 tickets sold, the purchase of a book voucher (My American Dream, $17 paperback) is required. Vouchers can be redeemed on the event night for signed copies.


World Affairs Discussion Group

Mondays 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group. 

If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send our Director an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth, and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.

Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.

For more information, contact our director,

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