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Featured Library Events

Argentine Tango Crash Course

Saturday, July 30, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Teens, Tweens, 30s, 40s, 50s and ++?

In four hours of fun-damentals, you will learn:

           *   to hear and respond to the lovely rhythms of tango music

           *   basic elements of walking and turning

           *   to lead and follow with a partner

           *   to navigate on the dance floor

No Partner or Experience Necessary.

Out of the Ordinary Brown Bag Lectures: Twisted Tales of New Hampshire

Thursday, July 28, 2016, at noon in the Trustees Room

Join Eric Stanway, author of The Old Rindge House, Twisted Tales of New Hampshire, Mysteries of Monadnock, and Madame Sherri as he takes you on a creepy trip around the small communities that surround Mount Monadnock where you will find a plethora of obscure mysteries and hauntings.

Terrific Tuesday: Animal Athletes

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 1 p.m. in Heberton Hall

All around us are Olympic superstars. This interactive and ACTIVE program presented by the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum  will look at the amazing physical feats some of our local wildlife are able to perform. We will then compare our own abilities to see if we have what it takes to be an animal athlete! Can we jump as high as a deer? Can we run as fast as a coyote?

Saturday Morning Cartoons & Cereal

Saturday, July 23, 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.

Terrific Tuesday: Library Games

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at 1 p.m.

Come test your skills at a variety of games including frisbee golf and more!

Terrific Tuesdays takes place each Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. during our summer reading program. Each week there is a different special event designed for kids ages five and up. Younger children are welcome to attend with an adult.

Out of the Ordinary Brown Bag Lectures: Bigfoot in New England

Thursday, July 21, 2016. at noon in the Trustee's Room

Kitty Mervine, the author of the Yankee Skeptic blog and a paranormal investigator, will speak about Bigfoot in New England.

This series of summer curated conversations is an opportunity to explore unusual and previously unexplained 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.

Cookies and Coloring for Adults

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 1:30 p.m. in the Trustees Room

Looking for a way to reduce some stress and unwind?  Join us for an afternoon of fun and coloring.   Grab a friend, bring a beverage, sit back and have a good time.

Supplies and cookies provided, as well as soothing music.

N.H. Author Erin Bowman to Visit Keene Public Library

On Monday, July 18 at 5 p.m. in the Keene Public Library’s Heberton Hall, N.H. author Erin Bowman will read from “Taken,” “Forged,” and her other teen novels. Bowman will talk about the evolution of her creative process. She started out as a web designer, but even after making the switch from visual to written storytelling, her creative philosophy remains unchanged. Artists of all types, as well as ordinary readers, will want to hear about how she got published. The author’s books will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Terrific Tuesday: Magic Pots and Souper Soup

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at 1 p.m.

Folktales from around the world abound with stories of magic pots and supper soups. Come hear two or three old and new favorites.

Terrific Tuesdays takes place each Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. during our summer reading program. Each week there is a different special event designed for kids ages five and up. Younger children are welcome to attend with an adult.

Out of the Ordinary Brown Bag Lectures: 7 Years of Hauntings

Thursday, July 14, 2016, at noon in the Trustees Room

This series of summer curated conversations is an opportunity to explore unusual and previously unexplained 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.

Today's speaker is Terri Harlow, the Founder and Director of the Conscious Spirit Paranormal Group of New England, www.facebook.com/ConsciousSpiritParanormaGroup2/.

Terrific Tuesday: Games from Around the World!

Tuesday. July 5, 2016, at 1 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Get in the Game this summer with the staff of the Mariposa Museum. Learn about the origin of games like Nim, Mancala, Achi, and Tangram. Nim originated from China more than a thousand years ago. Mancala is from Africa and considered by most anthropologists to be the world's oldest game. Achi is a game from Egypt and is similar to the American version of checkers.

Maker Monday: Lego® Free Play

Monday, June 27, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. in the Youth Department 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 kids 5 and up.