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Featured Library Events

Maker Monday: Makey Makey Games

Monday, August 15, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. in the Youth Department

Drop by to tinker, explore, and build at the library! Activities are geared for school aged kids ages 5 and up.

Mysteries, Puzzles, and Mind Twisters: Stories to Ponder and Play presented by Rona Leventhal

Friday, August 12, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Department

How can you twist words meant to be your demise into saving your life? What are the clues that the wise judge uses to solve the crime? What mysterious things happen when your journey takes you to unexpected places? Join award-winning storyteller Rona Leventhal as she spins tales of mysterious shapeshifters, mind plays, and creative solutions to problems that will leave you pondering the stories for days!

Tablet Ebook Class

Monday, August 15, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. in the Trustees Room

Do you have an iPad, Nexus, Nook, Galaxy, Kobo, or other type of tablet? 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. 

Toy Car Wash

Friday, August 12, 2016, at 11 a.m. on the Library Annex Lawn    

Bring your own toy car or borrow one of the library's and join the fun while we wash our cars.

Maker Camp: Way Out Sound

Thursday, August 11, 2016, at 2 p.m. in the Kay Fox Meeting Room

Tinker and explore in our a highly interactive hands-on program. Workshops are designed to introduce young learners aged 8 to 13 to many creative processes and their real world applications. During each session, youth  will imagine, plan, explore, communicate, tinker and create. 

Today young makers will create awesome electronic instruments with crazy sounds, then write some music! Skills learned will include circuit bending, synthesizers, programming, electronics, and music.

Out of the Ordinary Brown Bag Lectures: Exploring The Spirits of Sudden Death

Thursday, August 11, 2016, at noon in the Trustees Room

Today's guest is Deb Miller, www.viewbeyond.us, a Psychic Medium and Spiritual Counselor.

This series of summer curated conversations is an opportunity to explore unusual topics. Bring your own lunch and join in the discussion every Thursday from June 7 through August 25. Coffee, tea, and lemonade will be provided.

Terrific Tuesday: Circus Minimus - The One-Man Circus in-a-Suitcase

Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. in Heberton Hall

The One-Man Circus in-a-Suitcase is an enthralling, whimsical celebration of the imagination. This show has been performed over 500 times around the globe, for family theater audiences and school assemblies alike. From Kevin O’Keefe’s suitcase, an entire circus emerges with a tent, band, lights, the boisterous ringmaster Steve Fitzpatrick, the officious Mervin Merkle, the incredible Bumbilini Family, the Magician to the Stars Clyde Zerbini, and Keefer–an innocent trying to runaway and join the circus.

Chautauqua Book Discussion: Here I Stand by Paul Robeson

Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Horatio Colony House Museum 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 'Here I Stand' by Paul Robeson. FREE ! 

Don't worry if you've read the book or not butgBooks are available for checkout from the Keene Public Library.

Maker Monday: Newspaper Engineering

Monday, August 8, 2016, at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the Youth Department

Come see what you can build with newspaper and find out how you can make a weak material like newspaper strong enough to stand up on its own.

Kindle Ebook Class

Monday, August 8, 2016, at 2 p.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. 

Tablet Ebook Class

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at 10 a.m. in the Trustees Room

Do you have an iPad, Nexus, Nook, Galaxy, Kobo or other tablet? 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. 

Out of the Ordinary Brown Bag Lectures: The Dean Murder Mystery

Thursday, August 4, 2016, at noon in the Trustees Room

Rob Stephenson, Bill Driscoll, and Mark Bean of the Jaffrey Historical Society tell the true story of the death of William K. Dean, an unsolved murder that occurred on the night of August 13, 1918.

This series of summer curated conversations is an opportunity to explore the unusual and unexplained occurrences in the region. Bring your own lunch and join in the discussion every Thursday from June 7 through August 25. Coffee, tea, and lemonade will be provided.