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.
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!
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.
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.
The library's LEGO club is open to to kids of all ages. For more information, call: Gail Zachariah at 352-0157.
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.
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!
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.
The Friends of the Keene Public Library will hold their 2014 Fall Book Sale on:
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!
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 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.
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.