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Featured Library Events

Messy Art and Playful Building

Monday, May 15, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Kay Fox Meeting Room

Let's get messy! Messy art and playful building will allow 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. 

Family Dance

Friday, May 5, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in Heberton Hall

The Keene Public Library will offer an evening of free family contra, square, circle dances, and a May Pole dance. This is the final dance of the season. Dances are held at the Keene Public Library’s Heberton Hall (formerly the Masonic Building). Allison Aldrich Smith of Nelson, N.H. will play the accordion as she calls the dance. Hunt Smith and Cheryl Gallien will accompany her on the fiddle; Matt Garland will play the piano, and Will Fudeman will play the guitar. Refreshments will be provided. 

The Art of Making a Violin

Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 11 a.m. in Heberton Hall

The Keene Public Library is pleased to announce a talk about the process of making a violin, which will be given by New Hampshire Arts Council apprentice Cheryl Gallien on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 11 a.m. in Heberton Hall. Cheryl Gallien has spent a year apprenticing with master violin maker Hunt Smith. 

1, 2, 3, Play With Me

Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in the Kay Fox Meeting Room

Spend time together, play, make friends, and talk one-on-one with specialists on child development during this enjoyable four-week workshop. These fun learning times are for children 1 to 3 years and their parents and caregivers. Infant and preschool siblings may attend with a registered toddler.

Star Wars Afternoon

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 3 p.m. on the Lower Level

May the Forth is STAR WARS Day, but on May 5th, the Keene Public Library is celebrating “The Revenge of the Fifth.” Activities start at 3 p.m. and conclude at 6 p.m. when the library closes and will include a film screening of a Star Wars spoof, Star Wars video games, lightsaber battles, crafts, and a chance to play and operate the library’s robots, including the Sphero, Cubelets, and the Finch. We'll show you how to use them and see whose Sphero can navigate a maze the fastest.

Harvest of the Month: 14 Carrots Puppet Show

Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Youth Department Story Room

Come to this puppet, craft, and activity program. Inspired by the art of pop-up books, 14 CARROTS is the story of Aunt Swelly, a mature rabbit trying to enter the job market after years of babysitting. The show is filled with visual surprises, puppets and audience participation for the youngest of children while older kids learn to look critically at the balance between home and work.

Maker Mondays: Circuit Circus

Monday, April 24, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. in the Youth Story Room

Come learn the basics of electronics through hands-on projects. Makers will create things that light up, heat up and spin!  No prior experience necessary. 

1...2...3... Play with Me!: A Family Place Parent/Child Playtime Workshop

Saturday, April 22, 2017, in the Kay Fox Meeting Room

Spend time together, play, make friends, and talk one-on-one with specialists on child development during this enjoyable four-week workshop. These fun learning times are for children 1 to 3 years and their parents and caregivers. Infant and preschool siblings may attend with a registered toddler.

Board in the Library: Sentinels of the Multiverse

Monday, April 24, 2017, at 6 p.m. in the Green Room

A mad scientist holds the world hostage with his terrifying inventions. 

An alien warlord from a far away galaxy brings his limitless army of bizarre minions to conquer the planet. 

A giant rampaging robot cuts a swath of destruction across the coast, destroying major population centers.

KPL at the Monadnock Region Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 22 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Monadnock Co-op 

 Come visit us at the Monadnock Region Earth Day Festival. and find out what's new at the library. The library will be set up somewhere near Railroad Square. Come say hi and participate in GLOBE Observer, an international citizen science initiative to understand our global environment. Your observations help scientists track changes in clouds, water, plants, and other life in support of climate research. Make a craft and do some cloud learning activities.

Messy Art and Playful Building

Monday, April 17, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Kay Fox Room

Let's get messy! Messy art and playful building 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. 

Maker Monday: Lego® Free Play

Monday, April 17, 2017. at 3:30 p.m.

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. Activities are geared for school aged kids ages 5 and up.other sensory activities. The goal is to create an environment that helps develop fine motor skills, eye and hand coordination, and imagination.