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Featured Library Events

A Winter Wonderland Story Hour for Children at the Library - Come Enjoy and Explore the December Holidays

The Keene Public Library hosts a Winter Wonderland Hour! on Thursday, December 10, 2009 from 4-5 p.m. in the library's Youth Department.

The event commences at 4 p.m. with a tune played live on the clarinet by one of the library interns. Following the performance will be a story time for different December celebrations including Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Winter Solstice.  Molly Slavin, the hostess of the event, said, “They will learn about different December holidays.”

Documentary and Discussion on Children of Guatemala City Presented at Keene Public Library

On Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 7 p.m., the Keene Public offers a lecture, documentary, and discussion on the children of Guatemala City. The program will be presented by Safe Passage (Camino Seguro), a Maine based non-profit that works with the poorest at-risk children of families working in the Guatemala City garbage dump.

Come make a comic book about your family at Keene Public Library

Come to the Keene Public Library’s Kay Fox Room on December 12, 2009 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. to create a comic book about your family.

During this afternoon event, families will create engaging graphic narratives, using pictures, text, and original stories. Parents and children will interview each other and retell the stories they learn in comic form. Come to this event and study the visual power of cartoons, the transitions and rhythms of comics, and the fun of designing and publishing your own comic book. Materials will be provided.

December 4th Family Dance to be hosted by Nils Fredland

The next Family Dance led by Nils Fredland takes place on Friday, December 4, 2009 at the Keene Public Library’s Heberton Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Perin Ellsworth-Heller playing filddle and Nathan Lyczak playing guitar and accordion will accompany Fredland.

For twenty years until now, Nils Fredland continues to bond people together by making music, leading dances, singing, and playing instruments. In addition, Fredland leads contra, square and community dances. People know Fredland for his friendliness and great stage presence.

Biscuits, Books, and Reading Party

Doggone Good Reading -- A Party for Biscuits, Books, and Reading! All young beginning and pre-readers are invited to a KPL party on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 at 2 pm. Kids will enjoy read-alouds, games, crafts, refreshments, and a visit from a costumed book character from the Biscuit books by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. These limited vocabulary books are perfect for kids beginning to unlock the mystery of reading.

Comic book artist Marek Bennett reads from his new book NICARAGUA Comics Travel Journal

Comic book artist Marek Bennett reads from his new book NICARAGUA Comics Travel Journal at KPL on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 at 7 pm. Traveling from school to school in Nicaragua last winter with the Henniker-San Ramón Comics Exchange, teacher and cartoonist Marek Bennett took out his pen and started sketching the people and places he encountered. NICARAGUA is 200+ pages of stories, interviews, conversations, and monologues (all drawn as comics) relate his experiences.

Teens, 'Tweens and the Internet

Do you have questions about teens, 'tweens, and the Internet? On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 at 7 pm, the library will host a guided discussion "Raising Teens and 'Tweens in a Digital World." Information to help you raise kids that use media safely and responsibly will be shared. Issues such as Internet Safety for Middle School and High School Kids, Social Networking, and Cyberbullying will be addressed.

A Spooktacular Halloween Hour at the Keene Public Library!

The Keene Public Library is hosting a Spooktacular Halloween Hour from 4-5 pm on Thursday, October 29, 2009 in the Youth Program Room at the Keene Public Library. The hour of Halloween fun will consist of Halloween themed stories, songs, jokes, riddles, and crafts and will end with a scavenger hunt. All school age children are welcome to attend the Halloween event.

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This Halloween event is sponsored by the Friends of the Keene Public Library.

Totoro Fest on November 2nd

Library’s Anime Fan Club moved to Monday Night - Keene Public Library's Totoro Fest on November 2nd

The Keene Public Library’s anime club has been moved to one Monday night each month for anime and activities. The library will host a night of Totoro events on November 2, 2009 from 3-5 pm in the library’s auditorium. 

Keene Public Library expands Live, Online Tutoring for Learners of All Ages from - Help for adults writing resumes, job searching or going back to school

Just in time for back-to-school, the Keene Public Library has expanded our popular online tutoring program, Live Homework Help® to include more services for every member of our community.  The Student Center, College Center and Career Center from includes live, one-to-one tutoring, a real-time writing center and 24/7 access to worksheets, videos and tutorials in just about any subject.   The live, online tutoring and resume writing service is available everyday of the week from 3:00 pm until 10:00 pm.  The service is completely free for community members wi

Library Holds Open House for Homework Help on Tuesday, Oct. 27

On Tuesday, October 27, 2009 from 4:30 until 6:30 pm, the Keene Public Library invites parents and teachers to find out more about how the library helps students with homework.  Recently, the Library announced an expanded free tutoring service. Students in need of a one-on-one tutor need only call the library for an appointment. Trained tutors in all subject areas are available. In addition, the library offers a unique web-based tutoring service that is available each day of the week from 3 pm until 10 pm.

The Keene Public Library Hosts Back To Back Gaming Tournaments

The Keene Public Library is hosting two gaming tournaments during Teen Read Week(TM), October 18 – 24, 2009. The first is a Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament to be held on Thursday, October 22, 2009 from 3 pm until 8 pm.