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Featured Library Events

Try Yoga and Get fit @ your library®

Monday July 28, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

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.

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.

Classical Lunchtime Concert

 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at noon in Heberton Hall

The Walden School Players will perform music while you eat your lunch. All distinguished musicians and specialists in contemporary music, the Players share their talent and wealth of experience in contemporary music with the Walden School community each summer during the course of a two-week residency. 

This year, the Walden Players include:

Classical Lunchtime Concert

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at noon in Heberton Hall

The Walden School Players will perform music while you eat your lunch. All distinguished musicians and specialists in contemporary music, the Players share their talent and wealth of experience in contemporary music with the Walden School community each summer during the course of a two-week residency. 

This year, the Walden Players include:

Lunch @ your Library: The Creative Mind at Work & Play--Gary Spykman

Thursday July 17 at noon in the Trustees Room

Bring your own lunch and listen to a local maker talk about his or her work. Conme join furniture maker Gary Skykman and talk about the creative process over lunch. Coffee, tea, and lemonade will be provided.

Summer of Making: S.T.E.A.M. Challenge

Saturday, July 19, 2014at 11 a.m. in Heberton Hall

Come make a machine that makes art. We will have all types of materials for you to use and you’ll get to keep your ArtBot when you’re done. You’ll be amazed at the crazy things that your ArtBot will draw!

Bedtime Math Pajama Party for Children

Thursday July 10, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Youth Department

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. Participants will get their own Bedtime Math calendars and stickers to bring home and start a Summer of Numbers.

A Morning's Musical Miscellany

Come enjoy five musical films with Frank Behrens this summer at the library. From 10:00 a.m. until noon on July 9, 16, 23, 30, and August 6, he will screen his five most favorite musicals and lead a discussion. Among the diverse topics will be the life and career of Beverley Sills, a talk seen on the old Omnibus program by Leonard Bernstein about the art of conducting, and Frank's own thoughts on how NOT to do opera.

Maker Camp Popup Makerspace

Monday, July 07, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Auditorium

Tinker, hack and invent at the library's Summer Popup Makerspace. 

We will have tools and ideas related to this week's Maker Camp theme "Makers in Motion" but you can bring in your own projects too. 

This program is for Makers of all ages!

Makers in Motion

Summer Maker Mondays: 3D MakerLab

Monday, July 07, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Youth Dept 

Our 3D printer is currently being repaired, but stop by and try out our 3Doodler! It's a pen that writes in three dimensions. You can also work stop by and design objects using CAD software such as Tinkercad for printing later on our MakerBot.