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Featured Library Events

Classic Anime Screening and Kitsuke Program

Monday, May 3, 2010 at 3 pm

The Keene Public Library’s Anime and Manga Fan Club invites teens to a viewing of the classic film Princess Monokoe. Participants will also attend a kitsuke ("how to put on a kimono") demonstration. Our guest speaker is Acworth resident Yumiko Ito who will discuss the kimono and demonstrate how to put on a traditional kimono.

Library Hosts Family Dance, May 7


The May Family Dance at the Keene Public Library will be held on Friday, May 7, 2010 at 6:30 pm in Heberton Hall. Nils Fredland of Keene, N.H. calls the dance.

Library Hosts Free Art Lecture Series

The Keene Public Library and the Monadnock Area Artists Association invites all adult learners and older home school students to attend a free three-part art history lecture discussing what makes American Art distinctly American. The History of American Painting 1776-1920 program series features Humanities Scholar Felicia Menard. The program will be held on the Keene Public Library on Tuesday mornings April 20 – May 4, 11 am – noon. The library is located at 60 Winter Street.

Dumbledore's Army, A Wizard Rock Band for Muggles Visits Keene Public Library

Saturday April 24, 2010 at 7:00 PM; Heberton Hall

Join the fight against Voldemort and come to this free musical performance at Keene Public Libary's Heberton Hall. Dumbledore's Army is a new Wizard Rock Band from Newmarket, NH. Wizard rock or Wrock is music all about Harry Potter.   Fans are encouraged to come in costume.

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Earth Week Film and Discussion: Food Inc.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 7:00 PM

As part of Keene's Earth Week celebration, we are hosting a free screening of  Food, Inc. The documentary provides a critical look at the industrialized nature of our country’s food supply. It explores the relationship between how our food is produced and human health, workers’ rights, animal welfare, and other issues.

Keene Public Library Showcases Reflections Local History Film Series

The Keene Public Library is pleased to announce a free local history film series taking place at the library in April and May.  The films are part of the Reflections project launched in the fall of 2007, when approximately 150 people now in their 70s, 80s, and 90s attended story circles at the library to recollect and share memories of and events from the area.  People attending the story circles were then invited to return for a more formal oral history interview.  These interviews were edited.

Library Holds Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Discussion With Activites For Boys

Monday April 19, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Greg Heffley is pretty much your average middle school kid.  He loves to play video games and hates just about any kind of work.  Read this hilarious book that describes how he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, survive.  Join the discussion and take part in a fun book-related activity.

Keene Public Library Holds Mystery Writing Camp for Middle School Writers

April 19-23, 2010  10am - Noon

Are you a middle schooler who likes to write stories?  Then sign up for our Historical Mystery Writing Camp held during April school vacation week. Angela Frazier, the author of an upcoming debut young adult novel Everlasting (Scholastic, June 2010) leads the camp.

Free Resume Workshop at Keene Public Library

Wednesday, April 14 at 4 pm

Join Barbara Safani, resume expert & author of Happy About My Resume, for a webinar presentationof tips for job-seekers in our community on Wednesday, April 14, 2010. 

This free webinar style presentation will cover resume-writing for the following audiences:

An Evening with Neil Gaiman: A Web Event

The Keene community is invited to a live Internet and web event, “An Evening with Neil Gaiman,” from 6 to 8 p.m., April 12, 2010 at the Keene Public Library. This event, which kicks off National Library Week (April 11-17), is coordinated by the American Library Association’s Campaign for America’s Libraries and the Jessamine County (Ky.) Public Library (JCPL). Participants are invited to submit questions to Mr. Gaiman.

Free Family Contra Dances Held November through May

On Friday, April 2 at 6:30 pm, the Keene Public Library hosts a free Family Contra Dance with caller Kathy Torrey of Alstead, N.H.  Kathy will be joined by Gordon Peery on piano and Randy Miller on fiddle. The library is located at 60 Winter Street.

Cookbook Author Crescent Dragonwagon Speaks On Southern Cooking and Food

Sorghum, Skillets, & Stone-Ground Soul: Southern Plates, Places & People
Presented by Crescent Dragonwagon, Thurs., April 8 at 7 pm