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Featured Library Events

Make, Craft, Create: Adult Craft Night -- Fairy Houses

Tuesday, July 5, 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.

Maker Monday: Lego® Free Play

Monday, June 27, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. in the Youth Department Story Room

School-aged children are invited to come to the library and make their own LEGO® creations. In this free play program, children will socialize while they use their imaginations. We have a ton of LEGO bricks to build with and we'll take pictures of finished projects and share them with others to see. Activities are geared for kids 5 and up.

Terrific Tuesday: Great Races

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 1 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Join us as we read stories about the Tortoise and Hare, and enjoy fun activities such as making masks, completing in a racing board game, and more!

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 ages five and up. Younger children are welcome to attend with an adult.

Terrific Tuesday: Games from Around the World!

Tuesday. July 5, 2016, at 1 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Get in the Game this summer with the staff of the Mariposa Museum. Learn about the origin of games like Nim, Mancala, Achi, and Tangram. Nim originated from China more than a thousand years ago. Mancala is from Africa and considered by most anthropologists to be the world's oldest game. Achi is a game from Egypt and is similar to the American version of checkers.

Monday Night Fiction Writers

Monday, June 20, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

Have you always wanted to write a novel or short story? Our writers' group welcomes new members and provides prose fiction writers a friendly and supportive environment to share their work. Participants learn from critiquing others and receive feedback on their own submissions.

National Week of Making: Strawbees

Monday, June 20, 2016 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Youth Department

Drop by to tinker, explore, and build at the library! Come and build cool structures with straws! Strawbees are a fantastic toy for makers of all ages. The building toy is based on one simple plastic joint unit that lets you connect straws to each other. Build huge mechanical objects from standard straws! From towers to teepees, it’s sure to be a fun afternoon of creative construction! Fun and appropriate for all ages!

Discovering New England Stone Walls

Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium

Why are we so fascinated with stone walls?

Fun on the Lawn -- On Your Mark, Get Set… Read! Kick-off Celebration

Saturday, June 18 at 1 p.m. on the Keene Public Library Lawn

This summer get your brain in the game and rise to the challenge of Summer Reading and Learning at the Keene Public Library. Join us for a special celebration to start the summer off right. There will be lawn games, ice cream, and a special jazz concert by TOO HUMAN. 

In case of rain, this event will be held in Heberton Hall.

Annual Friends Author Event with Lily King

Thursday, June 9, 2016, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Heberton Hall 

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Come meet Lily King, the author of "Euphoria," Father of the Rain," The English Teacher," and "The Pleasing Hour." Lilly will discuss her book "Euphoria," give a reading, and autograph books. 

The Big Fat Caterpillar Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, June 14, 2016. all day in the Youth Department

Celebrate the last day of school with a short scavenger hunt at the library! See if you can find hidden in the youth department the foods our favorite caterpillar ate all week long. And while you are at the library, you can sign up for our Summer Reading and Learning Program and a host of special summer events.

Make, Craft, Create: Adult Craft Night -- Painted Rocks

Tuesday, June 7, 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. 

Monday Night Fiction Writers

Monday, June 6, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Trustees Room

Have you always wanted to write a novel or short story? Our writers' group welcomes new members and provides prose fiction writers a friendly and supportive environment to share their work. Participants learn from critiquing others and receive feedback on their own submissions.