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Featured Library Events

Friends of the Keene Public Library Guest Author: Chris Bohjalian

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Heberton Hall

The Friends of the Keene Public Library are happy to announce their guest author for this year's annual event is author Chris Bohjalian. Bohjalian lives in Lincoln, Vt. and is the author of 17 books, including ten New York Times bestsellers. His work has been translated into roughly 30 languages and been adapted in film three times. The paperback of his most recent novel, "Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands," was released this May. Books will be available for purchase.


What's for Lunch @ your Library! with Jacqueline Goohs

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at noon in the Trustees Room  

Jacqueline Goohs, proprietor of The Magic Flute in Peterborough will talk about smoothies and share some of her healing combinations. Bring your own lunch and join in the discussion. Coffee, tea, and lemonade will be provided.


Dungeons & Dragons Beginner Session

Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Trustees Room

Just an impromptu Dungeons & Dragons get together for people who have little to no experience with the game. This will hopefully be an introduction to those interested in playing. Whether you've never played before or are a seasoned veteran who can lend their expertise, feel free to swing by.


Game On! Trading Card Games

Monday, June 01, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Green Room

Yu-Gi-Oh? Magic? Whatever your favorite game, bring your decks to the Keene Public Library and meet other players while you have some gaming fun.

Wednesday Film Series - The Crimson Kimono (1959)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Prof. Larry Benaquist will introduce this great film featuring two detectives seeking a stripper's killer in the Japanese quarter of Los Angeles, but a love triangle threatens their friendship.

Starring: Victoria Shaw and James Shigeta; 82 Minutes; Not Rated

Teen Robotics Workshop 1: Building Robots

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Auditorium

In this first installment of a two-part series, guest presenter Jonathan Brackett shows us how to use the programming lesson we learned from the previous week and put it to action with the robots we'll build in the workshop.

Wednesday Weepies Film Series - The Fugitive Kind (1960)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Professor Larry Benaquist will introduce this film by Meade Roberts and Tennessee Williams. The film is based on the latter's 1957 play Orpheus Descending, itself a revision of his unproduced 1939 work Battle of Angels.

In the film, Val Xavier, a drifter of obscure origins arrives at a small town and gets a job in a store run by Lady Torrence, a woman whose husband Jabe M. Torrance is dying of cancer upstairs.

Starring: Marlon Brando & Joanne Woodward, 119 Minutes, Not Rated

Strategy Game Night

Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Play board games with fellow enthusiasts! These board games for adults and others are a blast. We’ll provide a variety of games but will focus on a specific one each meeting. We will have several games to play, including: Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Forbidden Island, Boggle, Ticket to Ride, Scrabble.

Teen Writing Club

Monday May 18, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Green Room

The Teen Writing Club is a meetup for teens between 12 - 19 years of age to discuss. You don't need to share your own writing to participate. We welcome any teens interested and any writing forms. This club can be whatever we'd like to make it. And the best part is that snacks will be provided at each meeting.

The Conference of the Birds: A Medieval Parable

Friday May 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Heberton Hall

The Keene Public Library is cosponsoring this free production of the Monadnock Waldorf High School’s 12th grade play, The Conference of the Birds, an inspirational parable about the beautiful—but often painful—human journey toward understanding. It’s a dramatization of a 4500-line Persian poem that was written in the late 12th century by Farid ud--Din Attar. Conference is filled with many, many stories as a flock of birds embark on a perilous quest in search of a king who can right the wrongs in their world.

Do It Together Crafternoon: LED Paper Flowers

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 3 p.m. in the Middle Grade Area

Peyton Place Film and Discussion

Wednesday May 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium

Watch and discuss "Peyton Place," part of the the "Challenges and Celebrations" N.H. film series sponsored by the Historical Society of Cheshire County. This film is also co-sponsored by the Keene Public Library.