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Featured Library Events

Cosplay Anti-Prom ~ For Teens

Friday, June 2, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Heberton Hall

If you're a teen between the ages of 12 and 19 who feels a formal prom is just not your thing, then we invite you to dance with us at the Keene Public Library's First Annual Cosplay Anti-Prom. We'll supply the music, snacks, activities, photo booth, and costume contest - you just come dressed up as a character from your favorite book, show, movie, or video game and ready to dance. 

Volunteer At Any Age: Peace Corps 50+ Story Slam

Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 6 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Discover the benefits of Peace Corps service from returned Volunteers as they honor the contributions of 50+ aged Volunteers. Hear stories about the challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments from returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Learn more about the impact our 50+ volunteers have made within their countries of service and within Peace Corps as a whole. Ask questions about service through a mix and mingle after the event.

Volunteer At Any Age: Peace Corps 50+ Story Slam

Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 6 p.m.

Discover the benefits of Peace Corps service from returned Volunteers as they honor the contributions of 50+ aged Volunteers. Hear stories about the challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments from returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Learn more about the impact our 50+ volunteers have made within their countries of service and within Peace Corps as a whole. Ask questions about service through a mix and mingle after the event.

3D Makerlab - Introduction to 3D Printing

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, a 5 p.m. in the Youth Department

If you're curious about our 3D printer and want to learn about printing objects yourself, then this is the workshop for you. In this introductory workshop, we'll show you how to locate and download a 3D file and make changes to it using our Makerbot software. We'll also introduce you to our 3D printer and demonstrate how to navigate using its LED display. You'll go home with a 3D object and basic understanding of the printing process, which you can build upon by participating in future workshops.

3D Makerlab - Design

Wednesday, May 25, 2017, at 4 p.m. in the Youth Department

In this session, participants will learn the basics of 3D modeling software. This workshop covers the basic functions of a TinkerCad and other free 3Dmodeling software which can be used to digitally design and sculpt your own custom objects, printable on the library's MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer.

Otaku Guild (anime club)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 3 p.m. in the Auditorium

Watch anime, discuss, and eat snacks @ our Otaku Guild. Teens aged 12-19 welcome!

3D MakerLab - Introduction to 3D Printing

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 4 p.m. in the Youth Department

If you're curious about our 3D printer and want to learn about printing objects yourself, then this is the workshop for you.

Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films Of Tim Burton , A Free Lincoln Center Local Film Screening

Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Auditorium  

This is a screening of Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films Of Tim Burton which was performed at Avery Fisher Hall on July 6, 2015.

Danny Elfman descends on Lincoln Center with a live concert that vividly conjures his unforgettable Tim Burton film scores including Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. 

Messy Art and Playful Building

Monday, May 15, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Kay Fox Meeting Room

Let's get messy! Messy art and playful building will allow children to experience water, paint, sand, and many other sensory activities. The goal is to create an environment that helps develop fine motor skills, eye and hand coordination, and imagination. The program is geared for those 1-5 and their families. 

1, 2, 3, Play With Me

Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in the Kay Fox Meeting Room

Spend time together, play, make friends, and talk one-on-one with specialists on child development during this enjoyable four-week workshop. These fun learning times are for children 1 to 3 years and their parents and caregivers. Infant and preschool siblings may attend with a registered toddler.

Star Wars Afternoon

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 3 p.m. on the Lower Level

May the Forth is STAR WARS Day, but on May 5th, the Keene Public Library is celebrating “The Revenge of the Fifth.” Activities start at 3 p.m. and conclude at 6 p.m. when the library closes and will include a film screening of a Star Wars spoof, Star Wars video games, lightsaber battles, crafts, and a chance to play and operate the library’s robots, including the Sphero, Cubelets, and the Finch. We'll show you how to use them and see whose Sphero can navigate a maze the fastest.

Family Dance

Friday, May 5, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in Heberton Hall

The Keene Public Library will offer an evening of free family contra, square, circle dances, and a May Pole dance. This is the final dance of the season. Dances are held at the Keene Public Library’s Heberton Hall (formerly the Masonic Building). Allison Aldrich Smith of Nelson, N.H. will play the accordion as she calls the dance. Hunt Smith and Cheryl Gallien will accompany her on the fiddle; Matt Garland will play the piano, and Will Fudeman will play the guitar. Refreshments will be provided.