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Featured Library Events

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament

Thursday June 17, 2010 fromm 2:30 to 7 pm in Heberton Hall

This special event starts at 3 pm, but you can come early for a practice game. There will be three events and prizes.  Try your luck one on one against a friend, get a group together and compete as a team, or challenge yourself in our random tournament.  For more information, contact Michael Soldati at 603-352-0157.

Modern Pop Artist Visits Keene Public Library For Summer Reading Kickoff

The Keene Public Library begins the annual summer reading program on Friday, June 18 with a family art celebration from 4-7pm in Heberton Hall. During the event, families can create art as local band "The Wave Machine" will play music. Free hot dogs, pizza, and other refreshments will be served.

Training Offered For Big Book Buddies

Saturday, June 12, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Library's Auditorium

Kids in the fifth grade and older can do something really rewarding this summer when they become a Book Buddy and help a young child learn and practice reading skills.

A Step Back In Time: Entertainment and Eateries Story Circle

Sat., June 12, 2010 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM in the Library's Kay Fox Meeting Room

Entertainment and Eateries will be the focus of a story circle hosted by our Story Circle Group. This is an opportunity for anyone and everyone to share remembrances on events that happened in our region. Bring your stories about your experiences at restaurants and eating places. 

The Story Circle Group is a collaboration between the Keene Public Library, Cheshire TV, Franklin Pierce’s Nature, Place and Culture, and the Historical Society of Cheshire County.

VolunTeen Training

Saturday, June 12, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Library's Auditorium

Help make a difference this summer at your library. Currently, we are seeking teen volunteers to help support our summer reading program.  If you are interested and are at least 14 years of age, please attend this training and orientation. A free lunch will be provided at noon.  For more information, contact the Youth Department at 603-352-0157.

The Library's Dungeons and Dragons Campaign Continues During the Summer Months

Saturdays from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM in Heberton Hall

Although the Library closes during the summer months at 1 pm, our Dungeons & Dragons Campaign will still take place.  We meet from 12:30 until 4:30 PM in Heberton Hall in the Library Annex.  If you are an old pro, come armed with your dice and character sheet. Please be ready to help newbies get started. If you are new, bring your imagination.

The Pharaoh's Curse: An Interactive Mystery Dinner for Young Adults

Friday, June 11 at 6 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Join fellow Detectives in solving a crime mystery in the Keene Public Library Annex/Heberton Hall on Friday, June 11th from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Participants will be solving the mystery, The Pharaoh’s Curse, by investigating the crime scene and carefully examining the evidence in order to solve the crime.

The Library's Monthly Anime & Manga Fan Club Features Japanese Tea Ceremony

Monday, June 7, 2010 at 3 p.m.

The Keene Public Library’s Anime and Manga Fan Club invites teens  and 'tweens to our monthly anime show and a special Japanese Tea Ceremony with Yumiko Ito from Acworth, New Hampshire.

Pontine Theatre Performs Silver Lake Summers

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 7 pm in Heberton Hall

Based on the life and work of American poet and painter, E. E. Cummings, Silver Lake Summers focuses on Cummings’ connection to New Hampshire. When Cummings was a boy, his family bought a farm in the Sandwich Range of the White Mountains near Silver Lake from a farmer named Ephraim Joy. Throughout his life, Cummings felt indebted to his boyhood summers at Joy Farm - especially for his Wordsworthian love of nature.

Movies for Seniors: Finding Neverland

On Monday, June 7, 2010 at 1 pm, the Keene Pubic Library and the Keene Senior Center present the movie Finding Neverland

Hourglass Players Present Oedipus Rex

Sunday, May 24 at 2 pm in Heberton Hall

Keene's own Hourglass Players perform the classic play. Oedipus Rex was first performed in c. 429 BC.  And for centuries it has been regarded by many as 'the Greek tragedy par excellence.' 

Ernie Pyle Re-Enactor Visits Keene Public Library

The Keene Public Library will present the one-person play, “Hi, I’m Ernie Pyle” by Gary Morrison on Friday, May 21 at 7 pm in Heberton Hall. The play follows Ernie Pyle's life from his coverage of the blitz in London to his coverage of American boys during in the North Africa invasion and then to Sicily, Italy, the D-Day invasion in France, and the South Pacific. The Friends of the Keene Public Library sponsor the event.