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Featured Library Events

Lunch @ your Library: The Creative Mind at Work & Play -- Kristin Powers

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at noon in the Trustees Room

Bring your own lunch and listen to a local maker/craftsperson/artist talk about his or her work. Come join artist and educator Kristin Powers as we about the creative process over lunch. Kristen is a professional ceramic tile designer and the Director of the Arts Program at Monadnock Waldorf High School. Coffee, tea, and lemonade will be provided.

People Mural: Family Art Workshop

Saturday, November 01, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Kay Fox Room

Come help us create a 24 foot mural using ourselves as templates and drawing, painting and collaging the portrait details. Please dress appropriately for this endeavor!

NaNoWriMo Kick-Off Party

Saturday November 1 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Faulkner Gallery

National Novel Writing Month is a 30 day, 50,000 word writing challenge held every November. Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel, but has been unsure of how to start, or scared away by the time and effort involved. All interested writers can learn about the program, meet fellow Keene Writers (called Wrimos), and get started at the Kick-Off Party.

City Council Meeting: Performed Participatory Theatre

Wednesday October 29 in Heberton Hall

Created in a yearlong residency in Keene with New York artists Aaron Landsman, Mallory Catlett and Jim Findlay, City Council Meeting is performed participatory democracy, local government filtered through the lens of art, and performed by the audience. For one night, you can be the Mayor, a council member or simply an observer. Come and be a part of live democracy in action.

Block Party: LEGO® Fun @ your library!

Monday, October 27, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Youth Department

The library's LEGO club is open to to kids of all ages. For more information, call: Gail Zachariah at 352-0157.

Non-Fiction Book Club: Home Town by Tracy Kidder

Monday October 27 at 4 p.m. in the Green Room

This book discussion is part of the City Council Meeting series of programs developed by the Redfern Art Center in collaboration with the Keene Public Library. City Council Meeting is performed participatory democracy, local government filtered through the lens of art, and performed by the audience. 

Engage! Teens, Art and Civic Participation: Growing Up

Monday October 27 from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. in the Middle Grade Area

This week we are looking at and making works of art dealing with the theme of growing up. This program is dedicated to helping teens discover themelves through discussion of the visual arts. Select pieces of great American art provide a centerpiece for participants to talk about who they are and where they belong in their community. Engage!

Fairy Houses at Goose Pond

Saturday, October 25 10 a.m. until noon at Goose Pond

Come join us at Goose Pond and make a Fairy House. First we will share a book or two about fairies and then we'll design and build fairy houses. We will identify a suitable habitat, then collect building supplies and create a fairy neighborhood. Bring your architectural ideas and any additional supplies you think would be fun, such as feathers, pretty pebbles and shells.

Friends of the Library's Fall Book Sale

The Friends of the Keene Public Library will hold their 2014 Fall Book Sale on:

  • Friday Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday Oct. 26, 9-2 pm.

Come and get some great bargains on books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, children's books, and more!

Sunday is Bag Day! Buy a grocery bag full of books for only $5.00!

Book Discussion: Live Free or Die by Ernest Hebert

Thursday October 23, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Trustees Room

We are honored to host author Ernest Hebert who will speak about his book Live Free or Die. His novel follows the lives and loves of the people of a small New Hampshire town called Darby. Ernest Hebert lives in Westmoreland, N.H. and teaches writing at Dartmouth College. "Among Hebert's themes here are the alienation of parents and children, of natives and newcomers, and of rich and poor.

Peter Biedermann Solo Guitar Concert

Friday October 24, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Peter Biedermann is an instrumental guitarist based in Arizona who has been composing and performing for over 35 years.  While his music covers a number of genres in various disciplines, the sounds you will hear on this afternoon will be entirely original.  The music will be performed on a variety of 6 and 12 string guitars in unique tunings combined with subtle ambient electronics. 

Lunch @ your Library: The Creative Mind at Work & Play -- Wendi Hulslander

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at noon in the Trustees Room

Bring your own lunch and listen to a local maker/craftsperson/artist talk about his or her work. Join artist Wendi Hulslander and talk about the creative process over lunch. In additional to being an visionary artist, Wendi is the president of the Monadnock Area Artists Association. Coffee, tea, and lemonade will be provided.