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Featured Library Events

Wild West of Star Formation

Thursday, March 9, 2017, in the Auditorium

Tonight we saddle up to explore the extreme center of our Milky Way galaxy - one of the wildest sections of the outer-space frontier. Our Galactic center is a chaotic region containing dense gas, stars, and the biggest bully around these parts: a supermassive black hole. The normal rules for star formation don’t apply here and understanding why will help us to understand star formation throughout the rest of our wild universe. 

New York Philharmonic Opening Gala With Lang Lang -- A Free Lincoln Center Local Film Screening

Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Auditorium

The New York Philharmonic's 174th season began with a drum roll … then came the famous opening chords of Grieg’s Piano Concerto.This recorded performance presents Music Director Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic as they opened the season in style with Lang Lang, with his “charismatic stage presence, passionate playing and astounding technique” (The New York Times). The celebratory evening concluded with Beethoven's joyful Seventh Symphony.

Out of this World Astronomy Lecture: Space Weather and How the World Almost Ended

Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium

Dr. Sarah McGregor, an astronomer who lectures in the Physics Department. She is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Boston University. Previously she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Dartmouth. She is researching the origins of the solar wind. The solar wind is a stream of energized, charged particles, primarily electrons, and protons, flowing outward from the Sun, through the solar system at speeds as high as 900 km/s and at a temperature of 1 million degrees (Celsius).

Science and Water Fair Help Day

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 4 p.m. in the Youth Department

On Wednesday, March 1 at 4 p.m., the Keene Public Library will host a special event to help young fourth-grade scientists complete their science and water fair projects. Young scientists will learn the secrets of science fair success including how to research and write your paper, as well as how to prepare your presentation board. Attendees will be given a strategy guide with the program's information to take home as well. If your child needs help starting or finishing the project, he or she should attend this opportunity.

The Thurs., Feb. 9th Astronomy Lecture is canceled

Due to a weather warning, we have rescheduled our first Out of this World Astronomy Lecture to Thursday, Feb. 23.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Friday, February 10, 2017, at 4 p.m.

Drop off and register your stuffed animal friends at the library on Friday, February 10 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. (If you aren't able to get to the library by 5, you can drop your animal off as late as 6 p.m., when the library closes). Stuffed animals will spend the night at the library listening to stories, playing games, and probably staying up very late!

CANCELED: Make, Craft, Create: Adult Craft Night -- Sun-catcher Hearts

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.

Bad weather has caused this event to be canceled.

Free Tax Preparation From AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Tuesdays, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., through April 11, 2017

IRS-certified AARP volunteers provide free tax counseling and preparation services to low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. Assistance is provided on a first come, first-served basis. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteers are trained to assist with filing the 1040 Form and the more standard of the schedules, including Schedules A and B. 

Amy Cann Calls Family Dance at Keene Library

Friday, February 3, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Come to our February Family Dance. The dances are held the first Friday of the month from October through May at the Keene Public Library’s Heberton Hall (formerly the Masonic Building). The February dance will be called by Amy Cann. Dancers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend. Dances will include traditional contras, squares and circle dances of New England as well as singing squares, play-party games from around the world, and modern contras. 

Nancy Salwen Leads Fear Of Singing Mini-Workshop at Keene Library

Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 1 p.m. on the Lower Level

Nancy Salwen, a music teacher based in Keene, N.H., will introduce her new book, "The Fear of Singing Breakthrough Program: Learn to Sing Even if You think You Can't Carry a Tune!" and lead a mini-workshop at the Keene Public Library on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 1 p.m. The Keene Public Library is located at 60 Winter St.

Library To Offer Series of Playtimes for Young Children and Parents

Mondays, Feb. 27 - March 27, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

This series of fun, play-based activities for toddlers and their parents and caregivers is rich with toys, books, and art activities. The workshops provide an opportunity for families to spend time together, make friends and talk one-on-one with specialists on various aspects of child development and early literacy.  

Saturday Stress Buster Coloring and Puzzle Party

Saturday. January 28, 2017, at 1 p.m. in 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, and crayons as well as a group jigsaw puzzle.