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Featured Library Events

Experience the Eclipse at the Keene Public Library

We are out of solar glasses to give out. But we did save some for our viewing party. Come watch the eclipse at the library. We'll have glasses to share and two filtered telescopes. 

Book-To-Action Discussion of “A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him”

The community is invited to the Keene Public Library’s Book-to-Action discussion featuring “A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him” by Luis Carlos Montalván to be held Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 6 p.m. Luis Carlos Montalván was a captain in the U.S. Army who served two combat tours in Iraq, where he earned the Combat Action Badge, two Bronze Stars, and the Purple Heart. “A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him” highlights how war changes those that experience it.

WWI Chautauqua, Friday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Keene Chautauqua is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the Great War as two World War I-era figures come to life on Friday, August 25 at 6:30 at the Keene Public Library, 60 Winter Street. During the event, residents will have the opportunity to come together to explore the First World War and its resonances today. 

WW1 and America Discussion

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at 7 p.m. at the Horatio Colony House Museum Horatio Colony House Museum

We will be discussing "World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It, edited by A. Scott Berg. Tonight the discussion, led by Prof.

Website Design Workshop

Saturday, August 5, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Trustees Room

Designing a website is easier now than ever before, but not all websites are equal. In this web design workshop, we'll discuss the underlying coding that goes into website creation as well as best practices for making your website stand out among the rest.

Costuming/Cosplay Meetup

Saturday, August 5 and 12, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the Youth Department Story Room

Working on a cosplay costume? Need to run ideas by an experienced cosplay designer? Need extra room to lay things out or a sewing machine? Come on over! We have space and tools you can use and Marisa Mackenzie will be here to give you tips and help you with your costume.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.