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Susan Schwake Family Art Workshop

Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., or 3 p.m. in the Kay Fox Meeting Room

Join artist, art educator, and author Susan Schwake for an afternoon of art making on July 15th. Children ages 4 and up will cut, paste, and paint their "News City" from her latest book Art Camp. Sign up for the free workshop in one of the time slots 1 p.m., 2 p.m., or 3 p.m. Let your imagination soar by creating your own city! Susan Schwake offers. workshops and programs to parents, teachers at universities, art studios, community centers, museums, libraries, and her own little art school.

Duct Tape Network

Wednesdays through August 16, 2017, at 2 p.m. 

The Duct Tape Network (DTN) is an eight-week series of fun, hands-on maker club activities that encourage children 7-10 to use cardboard, tape, wood, fabric, LED lights, motors, and more to bring their stories and inventions to life.

Friday Family Flicks

Fridays, June 23 through August 18, 2017, at 1 p.m.

Each Friday during the summer, we will be screening a free family friendly film and providing popcorn. A schedule with movie titles and a short description is available. Please call the library at 603-352-0157 for more information.

The Silent Library

Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 10 a.m. in Heberton Hall

Do you think you have what it takes to complete silly challenges while remaining silent in the library? Then turn your voices off, keep your giggles at bay, and work as a team in this fun library event modeled after the hit MTV game show. 

WARNING: Challenges may include having (soft) food thrown at you, completing tasks without using your hands, and acting ridiculous in front of others.

Summer Reading Programs

Online registration for all of our Summer Reading and Learning Clubs has begun! Find the club that is right for you and sign up now!

We’re celebrating Harry Potter Book Night at the Keene Public Library on February 2nd, 2017

February 2017 will see the third annual Harry Potter Book Night celebrated throughout the world and here at the Keene Public Library we’re getting ready to celebrate the Professors of Hogwarts. The fun kicks off at 6 p.m. in the Youth Department of the Keene Public Library, 60 Winter Street.

Family Dance @ your Library! -- Brendan Taaffe and Shirley White

Friday, November 4, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Come enjoy family-friendly contra, square, and circle dances. This dance series continues the first Friday of the month, every month through May.

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Computers in Libraries

Last week, I went to Washington DC for the Computers in Libraries conference. I believe I heard that this was the 27th annual conference. I'm not sure but I knew that this was the first that I've attended. I had a great time and left DC with lots of inspiration to transform the Keene Public Library into a place of innovation and creativity.

Out of this World Astronomy Lecture Series: Sweating the Small Stuff: The Fear and Fun of Near-Earth Asteroids

Monday, March 14, 2016, at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium

The explosion of an asteroid over Russia in 2013 caught by hundreds of dashcams, and the perennial reminder of the dinosaurs' demise due to an earlier, and bigger, asteroid impact, serve to illustrate the fear that asteroids may inspire in us. But near-Earth asteroids, our closest neighbors in the Solar System, also offer hitherto unimagined opportunities for exploration and resource harvesting. They might even be the stepping stones we require to seed the solar system with space colonies.

Family Dance with David Kaynor

Friday, March 4, 2016, at 630 p.m. in Heberton Hall

On Friday, March 4, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., the Keene Public Library will offer an evening of free family contra, square, circle dances. The dance will be held at the Keene Public Library’s Heberton Hall (formerly the Masonic Building). David Kaynor of Montague Center, Mass. will call the dances. Kaynor is the primary caller and organizer of the Guiding Star Grange Hall in Greenfield, Mass. He will be accompanied by Allison Aldrich Smith and Hunt Smith of Nelson, N.H. Refreshments will be provided.