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Featured Library Events

World Refugee Day Film Screening and Discussion

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium

The Keene Public Library invites you to a screening of the movie "4.1 Miles" with a discussion with Becky Sakellariou.

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees. 

Brown Bear, Brown Bear; What Do You See! Scavenger HuntT

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, all day

Celebrate the last day of school and the 50th anniversary of the publication of the classic book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See" with a short scavenger hunt at the library! See if you can find what we've hidden throughout the Youth Department. And while you are at the library, you can sign up for our Summer Reading and Learning Program and a host of special summer events.

Build a Better World Book Tasting for Adults and Families

Friday, June 16, 2017, at 5 p.m. in the Trustees Room

The Keene Public Library is hosting a ‘Book Tasting’ for our "Build a Better World" Summer Library Programs on Friday, June 16th from 5: to 6 p.m. Our "Book Tasting" is for adults, teens, and children ages 9 years of age and older to view a selection of books at the library. The participants will have an opportunity to preview various books and rate them according to the book’s cover, description, and a brief excerpt. And it is not only the books they will get to ‘taste’.

Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Auditorium

Put your Super Smash Bros skills to the test in this tournament!! Be here by 9:30 a.m. to register for the tournament, which begins at 10 a.m. sharp.

Other video and board games will be available for open play during the tournament as well!! There will be prizes for the top finishers and prizes raffled off so stick around in case you don't win

This is an all ages event.

New York Philharmonic: Kern & Hammerstein’s Show Boat in Concert, A Free Lincoln Center Local Film Screening

June 12, 2017, from 2 to 4:20 p.m. in the Auditorium

This is a screening of the New York Philharmonic: Kern & Hammerstein’s Show Boat in concert which was performed at Lincoln Center on October 12, 2015.

Pop Art! with Michael Albert: A Family WorkshopJ

Saturday, June 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Heberton Hall

The Keene Public Library is excited to welcome the world-renowned Pop Artist Michael Albert! Best known for making collages from cereal boxes, he will be bringing his “Modern Pop Art Experience” to the library.  Mr. Albert will give a short presentation introducing himself and his art and then will lead a hands-on art workshop.  Bring an empty box of cereal, crackers, tea or other food product to share with other participants. You’ll have time to create a pop art masterpiece to bring home.  

Fun on the Lawn -- "Build a Better World… Read!" Kick-off Celebration

Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The theme of this summer is “Building a Better World” – from building blocks to community service projects! Join us for a special celebration to start the summer off right. There will be lawn games, ice cream, music, and a family art workshop with artist Michael Albert, who makes pop art with cardboard boxes.  Music performed by Jesse Peters will go from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and the art workshop will start at 2 p.m.

Music on the Lawn with Jesse Peters

Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 1 p.m.

Jesse Peters has been an integral part of the Southern VT music scene since moving back to the area in 2001. He has maintained a busy schedule performing and teaching, including two long-distance bicycle tours, Hub & Spoke in 2009 and tour350 in 2010. In tour350 Peters logged over 4000 miles, pulling his gear behind him in a trailer and playing gigs from coast to coast.  His style runs the gamut 

In case of rain, Jesse Peters' performance will be held in Heberton Hall.

Wonder Woman Day

Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Youth Department

DC Entertainment (DCE) has designated June 3 as the first-ever “Wonder Woman Day,” in honor of the most popular and widely known superheroine of all time. Wonder Woman has been inspiring readers worldwide since her debut in All Star Comics #8 in 1941. Armed with her iconic lasso of truth, she has long been a unifying force for goodwill and justice.

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.

Prevention and Treatment of Lyme Disease

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium

Dr. Chesney will discuss prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease. Topics include tick bite prevention, a review of Lyme disease signs and symptoms, testing options, and pharmaceutical and herbal antibiotic treatment.

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.