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Yoga @ your library

Monday, July 10, 2017, at 6 p.m.

Yoga @ your Library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens. No experience is required. Certified instructors will guide participants through the 60-minute session that includes strength building, a body-balancing workout, and a quick cool down. Like all library programs, the class is free of charge! Yoga mats are available for use during the class or you can bring your own.

Splinter Reed Gives New Music Concert at Keene Public Library

Tuesday, July 11, 2017. at 1 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Splinter Reeds is a wonderful group of reed players (clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, oboe, saxophone) that are in residence at the Walden School. Splinter Reeds, whose members are oboist Kyle Bruckmann, clarinetist Bill Kalinkos, saxophonist David Wegehaupt, bass clarinetist Jeff Anderle, and bassoonist Dana Jessen will offer a hands-on musical experience for people of all ages.

Family Fort Night

Friday, June 30, 2017, at 6 p.m. in the Youth Department

Library campers will start the night out with a few read alouds and snacks. Then families will build the perfect blanket fort for bedtime reading at the library! Bring your own blankets, pillows, and a flashlight. The library will provide the s"mores and the books (or you can bring your favorites)! Registration is suggested for this event. Register by calling 603-352-0157 or visiting the Youth Department Desk.

Terrific Tuesdays: Brendan Taaffe's Crankie Concert

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 1 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Crankies are magic, a low-tech form of moving pictures that completely captivates any audience. Crankies, for the uninitiated, are scrolling illustrations, wound inside a wooden box and then hand-cranked so that the images move across a viewing screen.

Brendan Taaffe is a musician, storyteller, and crankie maker from Brattleboro. He is a favorite performer at our monthly family contra dances.

Big Buddy Orientation

Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. in the Youth Department Story Room

Do you love to read?  Would you like to spend a few hours this summer helping a beginning or struggling reader gain confidence and improve their reading skills?  The Keene Public Library matches experienced readers like yourself with younger readers in grades k-4 who could use some encouragement.  The buddies meet every Thursday afternoon in the month of July.  July 6. 13, 20 and 27 between 3:30 and 5 p.m. to read, play games and create together.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.  

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.