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Featured Library Events

Fall Book Sale

The Friends of the Keene Public Library will hold their annual fall book sale on:

Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come and get great bargains on books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, children's books, and more!

Sunday is Bag Day! Buy a grocery bag full of books for only $5.00!

Monday Night Fiction Writers

Monday, October 17, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

Have you always wanted to write a novel or short story? Our writers' group welcomes new members and provides prose fiction writers a friendly and supportive environment to share their work. Participants learn from critiquing others and receive feedback on their own submissions.

International Observe the Moon Night @ Ashuelot River Park

Saturday, October 8, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

Join members of the Keene Amateur Astronomers Club to observe the Moon.

Peter Biedermann Solo Guitar Concert

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at 7 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Peter Biedermann is an instrumental guitarist based in Arizona who has been composing and performing for over 35 years. While his music covers a number of genres in various disciplines, the sounds you will hear on this evening will be entirely original. The music will be performed on a variety of 6 and 12 string guitars in unique tunings combined with subtle ambient electronics.

Indie Author Day

Saturday, October 8, 2016, from 10:30 to 3 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Join us as libraries across North America host local Indie Author Day events on October 8, 2016. The event is designed to bring local writing communities together in their libraries to participate in author panels, book readings and signings, workshops, presentations, and more, including information on how to get your self-published ebook into the library catalog.

Family Dance @ your Library with Allison and Hunt Smith

Friday, October 7, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Come enjoy family-friendly contra, square, and circle dances. This is our first dance of the season, which continues through May. Allison Smith will call the dance. She is joined by Matthew Garland and Hunt Smith.

Maker Mondays: Circuit Circus

Monday, September 26, 2016, at 6 p.m. in the Youth Department Story Room

Come learn the basics of electronics through hands-on projects. Campers will create things that light up, heat up and spin!  No prior experience necessary. 

Ask a Homeschooler

Monday, September 26, 2016, at 6 p.m. in the Kay Fox Room

Bring your coffee and your questions and join us around the table in a lively discussion. We'll cover a few basics, tailored to your interests, and also have time to hear the student's perspective.  All ages welcome.  

The Power of Children; Making a Difference Film Series -- The Cure

Wednesday, September 28,2016, at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium

Erik (Brad Renfro) is a 13-year-old boy whose single mother, Gail (Diana Scarwid), has just moved to a new home in Minnesota. Erik feels like a fish out of water with his Southern accent, and he has trouble making friends until he meets Dexter (Joseph Mazzello), a kid a year or two younger who lives next door. Erik and Dexter get along fine, but Gail tells Erik not to go near Dexter when she learns that he contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion a few years ago.

Family Place Parent/Child Play and Learn Workshop

Tuesday, September 13 at 10 a.m. in the Kay Fox Meeting Room

Spend time together, play, make friends, and talk one-on-one with specialists on child development during this enjoyable five-week workshop. These fun learning times are for children 1 to 3 years and their parents and caregivers. Infant and preschool siblings may attend with a registered toddler.

Local child development specialists will be available for one-on-one chats on early childhood growth and health topics.

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!