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Featured Library Events

Keene Chautauqua: Activist Athletes

Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. in Heberton Hall

The evening begins with pre-show music performed by Will Danforth and presentations by Marvin Jefferson as Paul Robeson and Gwendolyn Briley-Strand as Wilma Rudolph at 6:30 p.m. The two presentations will deal with the complex relationship between race and sport in America and how some gifted individuals achieved success on the playing field despite difficult living conditions and economic circumstances.  After each presentation, audience members can ask questions to the historical character and the researcher/performer. 

Splat the Cat Library Card Party

Saturday, September 17 at 2 p.m. in the Youth Department

It's a SPLAT the CAT Library card celebration.  

Join SPLAT for fun and games! When Splat discovers that he has an overdue library book, he fears that he will be locked up in jail! He does whatever he can to avoid the library. But when he has to go there with his family, he is in for a happy surprise and you will be too!

Make, Craft, Create: Adult Craft Night -- Decoupage

Tuesday, September 6, 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. This will be the last meeting of this group until September.

Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting

Friday, September 2, 2016, at 1 p.m. in the Youth Department

Join us to knit or crochet for charity every Friday 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, our 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. 

Yoga @ your Library!

Monday, August 29, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kay Fox Meeting Room

Yoga @ your library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens. No experience is required. A certified instructor will guide participants through the 60-minute session that includes strength building a body-balancing workout and a quick cool down. Like all library programs the class is free of charge! Yoga mats are available for use during the class or you can bring your own.

Chautauqua Book Discussion: (Re)Presenting Wilma Rudolph

Wednesday, August 24 at 7 p.m. at the Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main St.
The 2016 Keene Chautauqua's theme is Activist Athletes with historic impersonations of Paul Robeson and Wilma Rudolph. For this book discussion, we will read '(Re)Presenting Wilma Rudolph' by Rita Liberti.

Insightful Storytime and Art Reception

Thursday, August 25, 2016, at 11 a.m. in the Youth Dept.

Come enjoy an intergenerational story program featuring braille and an art activity. This special event is in conjunction with a special art exhibit called "Insightful!" featuring highly tactile, high contrast work from the League of N.H. Craftsmen and the N.H. Association for the Blind. During the program, some of the creators of the artwork will be here to meet with. Sighted and visually impaired visitors are especially encouraged to interact with the work through touch.

Maker Monday: Lego® Free Play

Monday, August 22, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. in the Youth Dept. Story Room

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.

Saturday Morning Cartoons & Cereal

Saturday, August 20, 2016, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Auditorium

Each Saturday this summer we are serving up free cereal and cartoons. Breakfast will include cereals, milk, and bread. This is an all age event.

Friday Family Flicks: Finding Nemo

Friday, August 19, 2016, at 1 p.m. in the Keene Public Library Auditorium    

The wizards at Pixar take us under the sea to the world of clownfish Marlin and his son Nemo. When the defiant Nemo takes off from his dad and gets captured by a tropical fish seeker he finds himself stuck in a fishbowl in a dentist’s office. Marlin and his well-meaning, but wacky, friend Dory embark on an epic journey to find his son.

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Terrific Tuesday: Picnics and Watermelon

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at 1 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Come enjoy stories about picnics and watermelons, crafts and activities, and then enjoy some watermelon with friends.

Kindle Ebook Class

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at 10 a.m. in the Trustees Room

Do you have a Kindle? Would you like to learn how to download our ebooks? Sign up for a class! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Call 757-1838 to sign up or for more information. A Keene Public Library card is required to access our ebook collection.