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Featured Library Events

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

Comic Book Artist Marek Bennet Visits Monthly Anime & Manga Fan Club

On Monday, April 5, the Keene Public Library’s Anime and Manga Fan Club will meet to review new and classic Anime and Manga titles. The Fan Club the first Monday of the month at 3 p.m. and is open to all young people ages 12 and up. The first hour of the meeting is devoted to screening videos.  At 4 p.m., comic book artist Marek Bennett will visit and offer a presentation on Japanese Manga.

Movies for Seniors: The Queen

On Monday, April 5, 2010 at 1 pm, the library and the Keene Senior Center present the movie The Queen.  The 2006 movie is an intimate, revealing and sometimes humorous behind-the-scenes glimpse at the interaction between Her Majesty Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren) and Prime Minister Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) following the death of Princess Diana. The two struggled to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the public's demand for an overt display of mourning.

“A Chemical Reaction: The Story of a True Green Revolution” Debuts in Keene, April 1

As thoughts begin turning to spring lawn care, Paul Tukey’s controversial environmental documentary, “A Chemical Reaction: The Story of a True Green Revolution,” makes its Keene debut. A free public screening and discussion will be held at the Keene Public Library on Thursday, April 1 at 7 pm.

Math Anxiety Workshop Offers Homework Tips for Parents

Thursday, April 1, 2010 from 5 pm - 6:30 pm

A parent has a very important role to play in a child’s intellectual development and success. Did you know that your child’s self-esteem and mathematical confidence is more directly related to YOUR experiences and attitudes about math than to his or her own achievement record or the attitudes of any single teacher?

Join the Teen Tech Week MarioKart Wii Tournament

Thursday, March 11 at 2:30 pm

Do you feel the need for speed?  Do you have what it takes to race to victory? The race venue is MarioKart for the Wii and drivers are invited to show their stuff. Remember, you don’t even need a driver’s license but preregistration is suggested.

Teen Tech Week: Scratch Video Game Design Workshop

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 3 pm in the Youth Department

Want to create a super awesome video game project? Well don't miss out on this event! We'll be learning some new concepts in Scratch, taught by our own Michael Soldati.

There is only a limited number of computers available, so register now for this workshop and save your space.

Scratch is a free downloadable two-dimensional design application developed by the MIT Media Lab. Create interactive, real-time programs using your own animations, imported photos, video and sound clips.