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Featured Library Events

Contempary Folk Group Appears At Keene Library

Musical Group “Too Human” Gives Free Jazz Concert On The Library Lawn, Sat. Aug. 23rd at 2 p.m.

The Keene Public Library announces that the musical group Too Human will be offering a free public performance on the library’s lawn on Saturday August 23 at 2 p.m.. Gail Zachariah, Head of Community Services at the Keene Public Library invites the community to come a little early for ice cream and brownies before the show. 

Summer of Making: DIY Musical Instrument Challenge

Come make an instrument or two with our Maker Corps interns.

Summer of Making: Toy Hacking Challenge

Saturday August 16 at 11 a.m. in Heberton Hall

Toy hacking is a creative reverse engineering project. At this challenge you'll learn how something works by taking it apart - then remaking it. In the process you'll learn how circuits work, circuit bending, and more! This activity is designed for young Makers ages 8 through 12 and their families.

End of Summer of Numbers Bedtime Math Pajama Party

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the Youth Storyroom

Dads, moms, and kids are invited for a special Bedtime Math pajama party and storytime. Children can put on their pajamas (optional) and come make their own dominoes, solve tangram puzzles and participate in other math games. Families that participated in the Keene Public Library's Summer of Numbers should bring their sticker sheet for a special prize.  is a New Jersey-based non-profit that delivers daily math problems via email for parents to share with their children ages 5-9. 

How to Use a Telescope

Tuesday August 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Come learn how to use your own telescope or the libray's telescope to see objects in the night sky. If you've thought about checking out our telescope but haven't yet please consider this hands-on presentation to learn about our Orion StarBlast telescope and what you can do with it. You will practice looking through finder scope and the eye piece. You will be introduced to sky charts  graphs  the planisphere and websites so that you can discover what is in the sky right now.

Einstein’s Favorite Fairy Tales With Tunes & Interactive Comedy

Friday August 15 at 6:30 p.m.

The Keene Public Library invites families to an evening of stories and songs presented by Mary Jo Maichack on Friday August 15 at 6:30 p.m. Families are encourage to come early before the library closes at 6 p.m. and do a science or craft activity. Families can also come at 6:30 p.m. and enjoy the presentation. Light refreshments will be served.

Terific Tuesdays: Create a Crazy Contraption

Tuesday August 12 at 1 p.m.

Listen to stories about young architects and inventors. Design a building or create a contraption.

Terrific Tuesdays takes place each Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. during our summer reading program.  Each week there is a different special event designed for kids that are approximately aged five and up. Younger children are welcome to attend with an adult.

Make, Craft, Create: Adult Craft Night -- Refrigerator Magnets

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kay Fox Meeteing Room

Come Make, Craft, Create in a friendly and supportive group on the first Tuesday of the month.

Library Hosts Soft Circuit/Electronic Sewing Workshop Series

The Keene Public Library invites teens ages 12-19 to a free four-part workshop series on simple electronic circuitry and sewing, Thursdays at 2 p.m., July 31 to August 21. This workshop series will explore crafting techniques using electronic components combined with sewing, fabrics, and more! Sew circuits with conductive thread to add blinker lights to your clothes, stuffed animal or some other cloth. If you’re interested in interactive toys, smart accessories, or light-up fashions, this program is for you!

Keene Library Holds Teen Library Lock-in

The Keene Public Library is pleased to announce their participation in the Nationwide Teen Library Lock-in on Friday August 1, 2014. Keene teens, along with teens throughout the nation, will come together and enjoy a night they will not soon forget.  The event at the Keene Public Library starts at 6 p.m. Participants can either leave the event at 9 p.m. or at 11 p.m.

Libraries across the U.S.A. will meet virtually, play, and have a blast on August 1, 2014. The lock-in is in its 4th year with libraries as far away as Alaska participating.

Telescope Party

Friday July 25, 2014 at 9 p.m. in Ashuelot River Park, West Street

Join members of the Keene Amateur Astronomers Club and check out the night sky. There is no need to bring a telescope. This event should last about one hour but it depends of the cooperation of the sky and weather. 


Observe the Night Sky Telescope Party

Friday, July 25 at 9 p.m. at Ashuelot River Park

Join members of the Keene Amateur Astronomers Club at Ashuelot River Park on West Street to observe the Moon and the stars. Depending of the cooperation of the clouds, we should see some objects in the sky. A representative from the Keene Amateur Astronomy will be your tour guide.