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Featured Library Events

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.

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.

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.

A Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger: A Free Lincoln Center Local Film Screening

Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Auditorium

This is a screening of A Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger which was performed at the Damrosch Park Bandshell on July 20, 2014.

Pete and Toshi Seeger’s legacies run deep: from transforming the way we listen to our American roots, to demanding social justice and successfully advocating for grassroots environmental change. Organized by their grandson Kitama Cahill-Jackson, an all-star line-up of family and friends gathers to remember these leaders in folk music and activism.

The Well-Tempered Ukes

Friday, April 14, 2017, at 7 p.m. in Heberton Hall

The trio of Robin Hoffman, Richard Perlmutter and Marlene Wong, based in Western MA, sings and plays ukuleles but specializes in early music and parlor and art songs.

The three members met at a community-based ukulele group in Northampton called A-E-I-O-UKES, which plays mostly folk, pop and rock music. But they soon realized they shared musical interests that were outside the scope of the group.

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

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

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.

 

Cookies and Coloring for Adults

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 1:30 p.m. in the Green Room

Looking for a way to reduce some stress and unwind? Join us for an afternoon of fun and coloring.  Grab a friend, sit back and have a good time. Supplies, coffee, and cookies provided, as well as soothing music.

Maker Mondays: Circuit Circus

Monday, April 10, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. in the Youth Department

Young school age makers are invited to learn the basics of electronics through hands-on projects. Makers will create things that light up, heat up and spin!  No prior experience necessary. 

American Songbook Jason Isbell: Moving Forward, A Free Lincoln Center Local Film Screening

Monday, April 10, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Auditorium

This is a screening of Jason Isbell: Moving Forward which was performed at The Allen Room on April 11, 2014.

Authentic is the best way to describe Jason Isbell. A native of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, he and his band are creating a sound that stays true to his roots and cuts close to the bone. Here he gives a rare intimate performance emphasizing his exquisite songwriting and personal story of a bad boy saved by love.

April Family Dance

Friday, April 7, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in Heberton Hall

The dance is part of a series of dances held the first Friday of the month from September through May at the Keene Public Library’s Heberton Hall. Amy Cann of Putney, Vermont will be the featured caller. Cann teaches at the Putney School Dances and is a member of Apple Crisp, Calliope, Interstate Quartet, Jack’s Maggot, Next Generation Orchestra and the Emulsifiers. Cann will be accompanied by Jane Orzechowski on the fiddle and members of the Putney School Traditional Music Ensemble.