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Featured Library Events

Trash to Tunes

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at 1 p.m. in the Auditorium

On Tuesday, August 8, 2017,  at 1 p.m. families and children of all ages are invited to a musical performance call “Trash To Tunes,” The show is a performance using handmade and homemade musical instruments made from recycled materials. The instruments, created by ethnomusicologist Dennis Waring, are inspired from instruments from around the world. Interesting sights, sounds, and stories about the instruments give audiences new insight into folklore, music, craft, science, and worldview.

Make, Craft, Create: Adult Craft Night -- Shell Crafts

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Trustees Room

Make, craft, and create in a friendly and supportive group on the first Tuesday of the month. 

Keene Library Holds Teen Library Lock-in

Friday, July 28, 2017 at 6 p.m.

The Keene Public Library is pleased to announce their participation in the Nationwide Teen Library Lock-in on Friday, July 28, 2017. Keene teens, along with teens throughout the nation, will come together and enjoy a night they will not soon forget. The event at the Keene Public Library starts at 6 p.m. No one will be allowed to enter the library after 6:30 p.m. unless special arrangements are made in advance. All youth ages 12 through 19 are welcome!

Crabtree Puppet Theatre Performs at Keene Public Library

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at 1 p.m.

Families and children of all ages are invited to a special puppet performance of The Three Little Pigs Build a Better House.  Enjoy this delightful and hilarious new take on an old tale, featuring beautiful puppetry, lively music and three adorable pigs performed by the award-winning Crabgrass Puppet Theatre. The three little pigs need new homes but aren’t sure if they can trust their architect, B. B. Wolfe. He says that straw makes “excellent insulation,” and sticks provide “built-in ventilation.” Is it possible Mr.

Build a Bot Camp

Tuesdays, August 1 - 15, 2017, at 2 p.m.

Kids ages 9 to 14 will experiment with making robots from scratch using an Arduino microprocessor, motors, sensors and recycled wonders. We’ll introduce you to coding and circuits, and then it’s time to get creative. Learn new skills and keep a video of your robot in action! When you sign up for this you will automatically be signed up for each session in the series. You should try to attend each session to get the most out of this opportunity.

Book-to-Action for Families: Last Stop On Market Street by Matt de la Peña

Thursday, July 20, 2017, at 6 p.m. in the Youth Dept. Storyroom

Come join us for a read-aloud, treats, and a good discussion about books and community.  We believe that books can inspire you to make the world a better place—starting in your own neighborhood!

Read the book. Put the ideas in the book into action in your community. The Keene Public Library's "Book-to-Action" series will get you, your family, and your neighbors together to talk about the book, connect with each other, and choose a project to improve our community.

Terrific Tuesday: A Passion for Birds

Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 1 p.m. in the Auditorium

A Passion for Birds uses masks to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the avian world. Captivated by Henry Lappen's beautiful masks and comic portrayal of birds, participants learn how animals adapt to their environment, and why they look and act the way they do.

DON'T TELL ANYONE (NO LE DIGAS A NADIE): POV Film Screening and Discussion

Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium

The Keene Public Library invites you to a screening of the movie DON'T TELL ANYONE (NO LE DIGAS A NADIE) by Mikaela Shwer.

In a community where silence is seen as necessary for survival, immigrant activist Angy Rivera joins a generation of Dreamers ready to push for change in the only home she's ever known — the United States. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting.

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! 

Book-to-Action for Adults: The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food by Janisse Ray

Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 6 p.m. in the Trustees Room

Come join us for a light meal and a good discussion about books and community. We believe that books can inspire you to make the world a better place—starting in your own neighborhood!

Read the book. Put the ideas in the book into action in your community. The Keene Public Library's "Book-to-Action" series will get you, your family, and your neighbors together to talk about the book, connect with each other, and choose a project to improve our community.

Pixel Press Academy with Bloxels

Tuesdays, July 11 - 25, 2017. at 2 p.m.

Bloxels is a tool that allows you to create your own platform video games using physical blocks and a Bloxels board. You can create game layouts, pixel art for your game, animations, backgrounds and a character for the game. This is a three part academy designed for children ages seven through 12. When you register for one day, you will automatically be registered for each session. You'll get more out of Bloxels if you come to as many sessions as you can.

Keene Public Library Begins Book-To-Action Series With Sandra and Rich Wallace Visit to Discuss Their Recent Book “Blood Brother”

Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 6 p.m.

The community is invited to the Keene Public Library’s Book-to-Action series of events, featuring “Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights” by Rich & Sandra Wallace to be held Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 6 p.m. “Blood Brother” is an account of Jonathan Daniels, a white seminary student from Keene, traveled to Selma, Alabama, in 1965 to help with voter registration of black residents. Released in 2016, the book traces Jonathan Daniels’ life from his childhood in Keene to his work and sacrifice in the South.