One of the nation’s most prolific illustrators, he has authored and/or illustrated over 75 books, including The Donut Chef, Bluebird, Bugs Galore, Hello Robots, Look A Book, This Is Not A Pumpkin, Pets Go Pop, and others. The New York Times named his book The Red Lemon one of the 10 Best Illustrated Books of 2006.

June 16, 2022, at 6:30pm

Bob Staake, “A Palette of Pixels”

In-person and via Zoom

FREE for members, $15 for non-members

Join us for the first event of the 2022 William & Arlene Brewster Lecture Series

From pen to brush, from pencil to paint, from crayon and even to scissors, Illustrator Bob Staake never met a drawing implement he didn’t like, but for three decades his go-to illustration tool has been the computer.

Market Square Day is Tomorrow!

We’ll have a table outside of G. Willikers!, one of our partners for Imagine That!

Stop by for some fun stuff and discounts!

Story Time with Piscataqua Bank, June 21

Joan Gile, president and CEO of Imagine That! sponsor Piscataqua Bank will be our guest reader for Story Time on June 21 (ages six months and up).


Tuesday, June 21, 10:00 am
at the Portsmouth Historical Society gallery

We’re a Fun Bunch

If you’ve got a couple of hours a week to offer, we’d love to have you! There are so many different tasks we need volunteers for—from greeting visitors to reading books at Story Time to special projects!

If you’re interested, fill out the form here, or email Jane Newland, our volunteer coordinator.

Gordon Stone is always up for modeling some Shop merchandise.

History. Arts. Culture.