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Featured Library Events

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.

Maker Monday: Circuit Blocks and Circuit Stickers

Monday, August 1, 2016, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Drop by to tinker, explore, and build at the library! Use circuit blocks and circuit stickers to discover the basics of electrical circuits. Activities are geared for school aged kids ages 5 and up.

Milonga (Tango Dance Party!)

Saturday, July 30, 2016, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Heberton Hall

This free Milonga is for everyone but especially for those who participated in the Argentine Tango Crash Course on Saturday, July 30.

National Teen Library Lock-in

Friday, July 29, 2016, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The National Teen Lock-In is a yearly event where libraries across the country stage a "lock-in" for teens who get to enjoy virtual author visits, games such as Minecraft, crafts, author chats, and snacks. A special highlight of the night will be Breakout Box games. Players will decipher clues and codes to breakout before the time is up. We'll be running the event from 6pm when the library closes till 11 p.m., although no one will be allowed to enter the library after 6:30 p.m., unless special arrangements are made in advance.

Maker Camp: Fun and Games

Thursday, July 28, 2016, from 2 to 4 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 build classic and creative games, with a DIY electronics twist!. Skills learned will include physics, basic electronics, sensors, 3D design, and MaKey MaKey.

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.

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.