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The library will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015, and Saturday, July 4, 2015, for the Independence Day holiday. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 6.  Remember that even when we're...

Because science and superheroes belong together, we are offering a month of programs on July Thursdays. And becaue these programs have been so popular we've added more programs so that you can...

Stop by the Keene Public Library for FREE meals this summer! Enjoy nutritious meals and a read-aloud story...

The Keene Public Library invites community members to bring a lunch to the library on Thursdays to listen to community member shares their adventures “escaping the ordinary” through extra-ordinary...

Every hero has a story. This summer, the Keene Public Library challenges residents to discover their own inner hero at the library. Encouraging kids, teens and adults to make this a summer of...

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Coming Events

Saturday Morning Cartoons and Cereal
Saturday June 27 through August 15, 2015; 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the Audiorium

The Summer Reading Program continues with this special Saturday Morning Cartoons and Cereal event! We're...

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The People Could Fly: Songs, Stories & Drama from the African American Exprience
Tuesday July 7 at 1 p.m.

Come join our celebraton of African American History.through stories and songs with costumes and instruments and storyteller Mary Jo Maichack. This event for...

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Victorian Voices: Fun & Games
Thursday July 9 at 3:30 p.m. at the Horatio Colony House Museum
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Let Freedom Sing: Music of the Abolitionists with The Proper Ladies
Thursday July 9 at 7 p.m.

From the rousing abolition song "Get off the Track" to the poignant refrain of "The Vacant Chair," The Proper Ladies recreate moments from this turbulent time,...

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I was impressed by this fascinating story of the 1936 Olympic rowing crew from University of Washington. The author focuses on one man, Joe Rantz, a disadvadvantaged but very capable student and...

Fiona Ritchie, host of the NPR program "The Thistle and Shamrock," co-authors this handsome book which chronicles the voyage of traditional music brought by 18th century Scots-Irish immigrants to...

How much time do we all spend wrestling with our technology? This book gives us a much needed edge in this struggle. It is not a manual (though the author does write a series called 'The Missing...

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