Celebrate your Freedom to Read by attending this engaging Banned Books Week Lecture and Social Meetup. N.H. cartoonist Marek Bennett presents several episodes of censorship and challenge from the long and rich history of comics around the world. We'll look into the "Comic Book Scare" of the 1950s and the "American Comics Code", the eradication of the Ancient Mayan library system, the miraculous secret life of the subversive Bayeux Tapestry and more.
Join us for stories, games and crafts centered around the Nate the Great series and other mysteries. Bring a camera because you will want to have your picture taken with our guest of honor Nate the Great. Although children of all ages are invited to this library event, the program is specially designed for children in grades K-3.
Many people who think they can’t sing have had some kind of experience that shut them down (a criticism at an early age, a sense that someone else was the “the singer” in the family, an insensitive music teacher!) and that this negative experience has gelled into a myth that they have come to see as a truth. Does this sound familiar to you? It isn't too late. Everyone deserves to sing. This fun and supportive group experience led by Nancy Salwen is a good way to begin.
Come hack with friends! You can show off your project or work on various projects. Join us and you'll see that the Keene Public Library is a great place to Meet and Make.
Tweens and teens come make something with friends. Today we'll make an electric light with a glass jar and a collection of leaves.
Mistaken for a girl on account of his curly hair, delicate features, and sackcloth smock, 12-year-old slave Henry Shackleford realizes that his accidental disguise affords him greater safety and decides to remain female.
Celebrate Creativity, Courage & Collaboration!
Come to the Keene Public Library from 4 to 5 p.m. on Monday, September 15 to celebrate Peter Reynolds' book, The Dot, and learn about art and imagination. Then, make your very own dot to be displayed in the library!
Join us as students take the stage for Young Chautauqua. These talented young people have been meeting throughout the spring and summer to research historical figures from U.S. history. They have created first person monologues to perform in front of an audience. You'll get to know these historical figures and meet a group of motivated students.
The main event featuring Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti as Harriet Tubman and Charles Everett Pace as Frederick Douglass starts at 6:30 p.m. but come at 6 p.m. for a preshow with music performed by the Hardtacks.
The Created Equal film set and public programs have been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Spend the morning looking for and identifying wild mushrooms. We will meet at the Robin Hood Park Pavilion for a short talk with book sharing. From there we will begin our walk. Bring a basket or paper bag for collecting. Please register through our event calendar or by calling 352-0157.
Homeschooling families with children of all ages are invited to enjoy books and activities. These programs usually occur the second Monday of the month (Sept. - May) at 10 a.m
Join us for a free workshop on home food preservation presented by the UNH Cooperative Extension Service.
A UNH Cooperative Extension educator will cover the latest research-based methods and recipes, answer questions, and share experiences about these topics: