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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.

Celebrate the December Holidays at the Keene Public Library - Magician Debbie O’Carroll Presents Holiday Program

Come to the Keene Public Library to celebrate December Holidays with Magician Debbie O'Carroll on Saturday December 19, 2009.

Magician Debbie O'Carroll combines stage magic with a lot of audience interaction to create captivating programs for children. O’Carroll incorporates appealing props, enchanting costumes, captivating magic and lively stage movement to both educate and entertain her audience.

Anime and Manga Club Meets December 7 - Keene Public Library invites teens to attend “paper drama” stories

The Keene Public Library’s Anime and Manga Fan Club invites teens to a viewing of a newly acquired anime title called Kaze no Stigma. Participants will also attend a traditional kamishibai story presented and learn how to make origami. Acworth resident Yumiko Ito will offer the kamishibai presentation and origami instruction.

Seniors Play Wii at the Keene Public Library

On Thursday December 3, 2009, the Keene Public Library invites senior citizens to play video games with teens. Senior citizens will play virtual sports games at this event. Teen volunteers help at the event by teaching how to bowl, ski, or play tennis in the virtual world. A young video gamer at the library said that he hoped many seniors attended because, “It could teach them how to play.”

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.

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.

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.

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