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Featured Library Events

Maker Mondays: Circuit Circus

Monday, September 26, 2016, at 6 p.m. in the Youth Department Story Room

Come learn the basics of electronics through hands-on projects. Campers will create things that light up, heat up and spin!  No prior experience necessary. 

Ask a Homeschooler

Monday, September 26, 2016, at 6 p.m. in the Kay Fox Room

Bring your coffee and your questions and join us around the table in a lively discussion. We'll cover a few basics, tailored to your interests, and also have time to hear the student's perspective.  All ages welcome.  

The Power of Children; Making a Difference Film Series -- The Cure

Wednesday, September 28,2016, at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium

Erik (Brad Renfro) is a 13-year-old boy whose single mother, Gail (Diana Scarwid), has just moved to a new home in Minnesota. Erik feels like a fish out of water with his Southern accent, and he has trouble making friends until he meets Dexter (Joseph Mazzello), a kid a year or two younger who lives next door. Erik and Dexter get along fine, but Gail tells Erik not to go near Dexter when she learns that he contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion a few years ago.

Family Place Parent/Child Play and Learn Workshop

Tuesday, September 13 at 10 a.m. in the Kay Fox Meeting Room

Spend time together, play, make friends, and talk one-on-one with specialists on child development during this enjoyable five-week workshop. These fun learning times are for children 1 to 3 years and their parents and caregivers. Infant and preschool siblings may attend with a registered toddler.

Local child development specialists will be available for one-on-one chats on early childhood growth and health topics.

Keene Chautauqua: Activist Athletes

Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. in Heberton Hall

The evening begins with pre-show music performed by Will Danforth and presentations by Marvin Jefferson as Paul Robeson and Gwendolyn Briley-Strand as Wilma Rudolph at 6:30 p.m. The two presentations will deal with the complex relationship between race and sport in America and how some gifted individuals achieved success on the playing field despite difficult living conditions and economic circumstances.  After each presentation, audience members can ask questions to the historical character and the researcher/performer. 

Cookies and Coloring for Adults

Thursday, September 8, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. in the Green Room

Looking for a way to reduce some stress and unwind?  Join us for an afternoon of fun and coloring. Grab a friend, bring a beverage, sit back and have a good time

Supplies and cookies provided, as well as soothing music.

Splat the Cat Library Card Party

Saturday, September 17 at 2 p.m. in the Youth Department

It's a SPLAT the CAT Library card celebration.  

Join SPLAT for fun and games! When Splat discovers that he has an overdue library book, he fears that he will be locked up in jail! He does whatever he can to avoid the library. But when he has to go there with his family, he is in for a happy surprise and you will be too!

Make, Craft, Create: Adult Craft Night -- Decoupage

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the Trustees Room

Come make, craft, create in a friendly and supportive group on the first Tuesday of the month. This will be the last meeting of this group until September.

Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting

Friday, September 2, 2016, at 1 p.m. in the Youth Department

Join us to knit or crochet for charity every Friday at  1 p.m. in the Youth Department,

Drop-in Knitting and Crocheting is for adults and kids. Whether you’re new to knitting or an old pro, our club is for you. Bring a project that you are working on, or one that you would like help with. Assistance is available for those wishing to learn new skills or to improve existing ones. 

Yoga @ your Library!

Monday, August 29, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kay Fox Meeting Room

Yoga @ your library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens. No experience is required. A certified instructor will guide participants through the 60-minute session that includes strength building a body-balancing workout and a quick cool down. Like all library programs the class is free of charge! Yoga mats are available for use during the class or you can bring your own.

Insightful Storytime and Art Reception

Thursday, August 25, 2016, at 11 a.m. in the Youth Dept.

Come enjoy an intergenerational story program featuring braille and an art activity. This special event is in conjunction with a special art exhibit called "Insightful!" featuring highly tactile, high contrast work from the League of N.H. Craftsmen and the N.H. Association for the Blind. During the program, some of the creators of the artwork will be here to meet with. Sighted and visually impaired visitors are especially encouraged to interact with the work through touch.

Chautauqua Book Discussion: (Re)Presenting Wilma Rudolph

Wednesday, August 24 at 7 p.m. at the Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main St.
The 2016 Keene Chautauqua's theme is Activist Athletes with historic impersonations of Paul Robeson and Wilma Rudolph. For this book discussion, we will read '(Re)Presenting Wilma Rudolph' by Rita Liberti.