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Because the World Is Round: Astrophysics Meets the Beatles

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Auditorium

Start with a rough inversion of the chord structure in Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata.' Interweave complex harmonies expressing simple statements about our world. Add shape-shifting guitar effects. The result is the song 'Because' by The Beatles. Professor Patrick Slane of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics blends music into science and uses the lyrics as inspiration to explain why the Earth is round, the wind is high, and why the sky is blue. 

Keene Public Library Holds Family Dance, Friday, Feb. 5

February's Family Dance will be held on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 6:30 pm in Heberton Hall. Andy Davis of Brattleboro, Vt. will call the dance. Andy will also be playing accordion. He'll be jointed by Jessie Gagne-Hall on the fiddle and Larry Siegel on the piano.  At some point in the evening, Andy will take a dancing break to tell a folktale.Family dances are held the first Friday of the month from November through May. The dances and light refreshments are free.

Movies for Seniors: Julie and Julia

On Monday, February 1, 2010 at 1 pm, the library and the Keene Senior Center present the movie Julie and Julie.  In the film, a woman verging on thirty and frustrated in a temp secretary job takes on a yearlong culinary quest: cook all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” She chronicles her trials and tribulations in a blog that catches on with the food crowd.

Black Holes, Worm Holes and the 'Star Trek' Dilemma

Thursday February 4, 2010 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Auditorium

The physical nature of Black Holes is difficult to comprehend.  The objects behave in ways that curdle the imagination.  They are the ultimate drain from which nothing - ever - returns . . . right?

Family Comics with Marek Bennett

Saturday January 23, 2010 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Kids and parents are invited to this special family workshop to create a comic book about your own family! Families will create engaging graphic narratives using pictures, text, and stories that only you can tell. During the afternoon, parents and children will interview each other and retell the stories they learn in comics form. 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.

Wednesday Night Films at Your Library

Currently, the library is offering a Ernest Hemingway Film Series.  Each Wednesday, at 7 pm in the auditorium, there is a free film showing.  Even the popcorn is free @ your library!

Family Dance with Allison Aldrich and Hunt Smith

Friday January 1, 2010 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in Heberton Hall

Family dances are held the first Friday of the month from November through May. Dances are great fun. There is always live music and an inviting relaxed atmosphere. The dances and light refreshments are free.

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.

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.”