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Featured Library Events

Music Together Demonstration Offered

Wednesday September 8, 2010 at 10 am

Share the joy of music making with activities that build on children's natural enthusiasm for music, and provide playful, engaging ways for children and adults to relate to each other musically with singing, movement and instrument play. Certified Music Together teacher Nancy Salwen, will lead this free demonstration class. For Babies and children through age 5.

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program, whose classes are based on the belief that all children are musical.

Award Winning Children’s Music Peforming Artist Presents Family Concert at Library

On Tuesday August 17th from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., the Keene Public Library is celebrating the finale of our summer reading programs including “Make a Splash Read’ and “Make Waves Read.” Our special guest is Judy Pancoast, a New Hampshire performer of children’s music.

Keene Public Library hosts weekly Anime Club

Enjoy cutting-edge anime and manga each Monday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Keene Public Library's auditorium.Headed up by Jon Solari, a PlusTime NH AmeriCorps Member serving with the Keene Public Library, the Anime and Manga Fan Club meets once a week to watch Japanese animation, or Anime. New manga comics will be showcased and snacks provided.New members are always welcome. Participating in the Anime Club is free and open to the public. No registration is required. However, the suggested age range for the club is 13 through 18 years old.    

Children and Families Invited To Learn About Dragonflies

Tuesday, August 10, 2010  at 1 pm in Heberton Hall

The Keene Public Library announces a free children's and family program on dragonflies to be held at the library on Tuesday, August 10th at 1:00 PM. "Dragonflies: Majesties of the Pond" will be presented by Jerry Schneider (The Butterfly Guy) and is a wonderful slide show about dragonflies, their behavior, anatomy, life cycle and habitat.

Terrific Tuesdays: Wonderful Water Wizardry; Science & Magic Show

On Tuesday August 3, 2010 at 1:00 PM in Heberton Hall, don't miss this water and science magic show. Through simple tricks and demonstrations, Steve Lechner, owner and operator of The Science Works! explores the wonders of water and science.  The exciting and interactive show truly demonstrates the 'magic' of science.

Croquet with Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

Tuesday July 27, 2010 at 7:00 PM 
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street

Join Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass in a game of croquet and get in the mood for Keene Chautauqua.

Flood Control and the Ashuelot Watershed for Families

Monday, July 26, 2010 at 10 a.m.

For over 60 years the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been responsible for the flood control on the Ashuelot River.  To find out what exactly flood control is and what makes Keene such a special area for flood control join Park Ranger, Eric Chouinard for answers to these and many other questions as he explains how flood control works. 

Terrific Tuesdays: Wildlife Encounters presents 'Froggie Spies a Kingfisher'

Tuesday July 27, 2010 at 1:00 PM in Heberton Hall

Learn fun animal facts, information about the importance of clean water for all animals and people, and  how animals live in their habitats.

Oil Spill Cleanup for Children and Families

Thursday, July 22 at 1 pm in the Youth Program Room

Oil from the British Petroleum deep water oil drill is leaking into the ocean every day. If you were wondering how companies like BP are able to cleanup these huge oil spills, come to the Youth Program Room in the Keene Public Library on Thursday July 22nd from 1 until 2 p.m.

Book Discussion: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Wednesday, July 21st at 7pm in the Trustees Room

Harriet Jacobs’ "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" is the first account of slavery by a woman ever publshed. Join us for an informal discussion of the book.  We welcome everyone - even if you haven't read this important book addressing the complexities of slavery. Copies are available.

Reception for our AmeriCorps Vista Members

Friday, July 16, 2010 at 3 pm

Please join the staff of the Keene Public Library at this reception and say goodbye to our two AmeriCorps Vista members concluding their term of service.  The reception honors the ocntributions of Dan Petit and Michael Soldati and takes place in the library's Trustee's Room this Friday, July 16th from 3:00 until 4:30 pm.  Both Michael Soldati and Dan Petit have worked very closely with the community.  Stop by, say goodbye, play a game or two, and enjoy light refreshments.

Mother/Daughter Author/Illustrator Team Entertain With Fairy-tale

The Keene Public Library invites fairy tale fans to a special “Terrific Tuesday” presentation in the library’s Heberton Hall on Tuesday, July 20th at 1:00 pm. Mother and daughter author/illustrator team, Leah Marinsky Sharpe and Jane Marinsky will read their debut picture book "The Goat-Faced Girl."