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Featured Library Events

New Gadget Drop-In Help

Tuesday, January 10, 2-3:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, January 17, 2-3:30 p.m.

Do you have a new tablet, smartphone, or ebook reader that needs setting up? How about an old gadget you still have questions about? Come to a Drop-In Help Session at the library! We can help you set up your device and learn some basic navigation and operating skills. No registration necessary! Sessions will be held Tuesday, January 10, from 2 - 3:30 p.m. and Tuesday, January 17, from 2-3:30 p.m. Can't make one of the sessions?

Learn about the library's building project and fundraising campaign

Thursday, January 26, 2017, at 11 a.m. and Friday, January 27, 2017, at 10 a.m.

Please meet at the architectural model in the Keene Public Library Lobby and join us for a brief project overview and then take a guided tour of the Library Annex.

 

 

Hogwarts Holiday Celebration

Saturday, December 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This party is for all ages (grown-up Muggles too!) and costumes are encouraged, but not required.

If you've read the Harry Potter books, you know that for those who stay at Hogwarts for the Christmas holidays, enchantment and extravagance await. This year, all muggles and magical beings are invited to the special festivities. The Keene Public Library is hosting a magical afternoon of crafts and activities for all ages. Join us for spellbinding fun, including but not limited to:

* Activities and Crafts

Saturday Stress Buster Coloring and Puzzle Party

Saturday, December 31, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Green Room and the Trustees Room

At this monthly weekend coloring gathering, we’re all about the calm (and the happy)! Bring a buddy, colors, and coloring books. We will provide coloring pages, colored pencils, crayons,, and puzzles!

Family Dance @ your Library! with Brendan Taaffe and Nate Paine

Friday, January 6, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Come enjoy family-friendly contra, square, and circle dances. This dance series continues the first Friday of the month, every month through May.

Saturday Play Date

Saturday, December 31 from 10:30 to noon in the Youth Department Story Room

Come play with our blocks and other fun and education toys and learning tools. For families with young children ages birth - 5 years old not yet in Kindergarten. Drop in anytime during our open playtime featuring creative and explorative play. Perfect for families that work during the week.

Maker Monday: Lego® Free Play

Monday, December 16, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. in the Youth Department

School-aged children are invited to come to the library and make their own LEGO® creations. In this free play program, children will socialize while they use their imaginations. We have a ton of LEGO bricks to build with and we'll take pictures of finished projects and share them with others to see.

Messy Art: Fun for Toddlers and Preschool Children

Monday, December 19, 2016, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Kay Fox Room

Messy art allows 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.

CANCELED Hogwarts Holiday Celebration

Because of the weather forecast, we are postponing this event to Sat., Dec. 31st. It will now also include a New Year's Noon Day Celebration!!

This party is for all ages (grown-up Muggles too!) and costumes are encouraged, but not required.

Today's Messy Art program is canceled

This program has been canceled due to the weather. Please join us on Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. for another Messy Art program. For more information, please call the library's Youth Department at 603-352-0157.

Shake, Rattle & Roll

Thursday, December 15, 2016, at 10 a.m. in the Youth Dept. Story Room

Join us for a program full of songs, dance and games around our parachute. For parents/caregivers with children ages 18 months old to 3 1/2 years old.

Saturday Play Date

Saturday, November 26, 2016, 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Kay Fox Room

For families with young children ages birth - 5 years old. Drop in anytime during our open playtime featuring creative and explorative play. Perfect for families that work during the week.