Blossoms and Windows

Featured Library Events

Family Dance @ your Library! -- Brendan Taaffe and Shirley White

Friday, November 4, 2016, at 6:30 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.

NaNoWriMo at KPL

Each Saturday in November, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Trustees and Green Rooms

Bring your laptop or paper and pen and WRITE. Meet other writers, get advice, and try some "word sprints" at 10 am with local writer Jamie Sheffield, a four-time NaNoWriMo winner. Then stay and work on your novel. 

Ladybug Book Family Literacy Festival

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kay Fox Meeting Room

Free Fun, Free Food, and Free Books for Preschoolers Through 3rd Grade Children.

This family event is a celebration of reading and books! Plus, it is an opportunity to vote and participate in the selection of the 2016 Ladybug Picture Book Award Winner. The Ladybug Picture Book Award is an N.H. Readers Choice Award. Come explore these ten books and vote for your favorite.


Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting

Friday, November 4, 2016, at 1 p.m. in the Youth Department

Drop-in Knitting and Crocheting is for adults and kids. Whether you’re new to knitting or an old pro, this club is for you. Bring a project that you are working on, or one that you would like help with.  Assistance is available for those wishing to learn new skills or to improve existing ones. 

NaNoWriMo Kick-Off and Writing Workshop

Saturday, October 29. 2016, at 10 a.m. in the Trustees Room

This writing workshop led by four-time NaNoWriMo winner Jamie Sheffield will help you prepare for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. Featuring writing tips and a question-and-answer session, this workshop provides advice on how to manage your writing time and maximize your progress.

Make, Craft, Create: Adult Craft Night -- Appliqued Felt Pouches

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the Trustees Room

Come Make, Craft, Create in a friendly and supportive group on the first Tuesday of the month. 

Star Wars Reads Day

Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Youth Department

The fifth annual Star Wars Reads Day will again feature Star Wars fans together in a nationwide multi-publisher initiative. “Over the past five years, the Star Wars Reads campaign has organically grown into an annual event that celebrates reading through the new and familiar stories for families and fans of all ages,” said Jeanne Mosure, senior vice president and group publisher, Disney Publishing Worldwide.

Read for the Record: The Bear Ate My Sandwich

Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Youth Department

On October 27, 2016, we’re joining children and adults from around the world to celebrate Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®! Be a part of the world’s largest shared reading experience by dropping in for book read-alouds and activities related to the book "The Bear Ate Your Sandwich" by Julia Sarcone-Roach, a tale of a bear, lost in the city, who happens upon an unattended sandwich in the park.

Public Unveiling of the Library Expansion & Renovation Project

Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join Keene Public Library Trustees and the Friends of the Keene Public Library and view the 3-D architectural model that shows what the connected and renovated buildings will look like. Take a tour of the old Annex building to hear about how this space will be transformed. Browse a photo-rich poster exhibit that explains the project, its timeline, and funding.

Fall Book Sale

The Friends of the Keene Public Library will hold their annual fall book sale on:

Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come and get great bargains on books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, children's books, and more!

Sunday is Bag Day! Buy a grocery bag full of books for only $5.00!

Monday Night Fiction Writers

Monday, October 17, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

Have you always wanted to write a novel or short story? Our writers' group welcomes new members and provides prose fiction writers a friendly and supportive environment to share their work. Participants learn from critiquing others and receive feedback on their own submissions.

Peter Biedermann Solo Guitar Concert

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at 7 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Peter Biedermann is an instrumental guitarist based in Arizona who has been composing and performing for over 35 years. While his music covers a number of genres in various disciplines, the sounds you will hear on this evening will be entirely original. The music will be performed on a variety of 6 and 12 string guitars in unique tunings combined with subtle ambient electronics.