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Featured Library Events

Read for the Record: The Bear Ate My Sandwich

Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Youth Department

On October 27, 2016, we’re joining children and adults from around the world to celebrate Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®! Be a part of the world’s largest shared reading experience by dropping in for book read-alouds and activities related to the book "The Bear Ate Your Sandwich" by Julia Sarcone-Roach, a tale of a bear, lost in the city, who happens upon an unattended sandwich in the park.

Star Wars Reads Day

Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Youth Department

The fifth annual Star Wars Reads Day will again feature Star Wars fans together in a nationwide multi-publisher initiative. “Over the past five years, the Star Wars Reads campaign has organically grown into an annual event that celebrates reading through the new and familiar stories for families and fans of all ages,” said Jeanne Mosure, senior vice president and group publisher, Disney Publishing Worldwide.

Public Unveiling of the Library Expansion & Renovation Project

Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join Keene Public Library Trustees and the Friends of the Keene Public Library and view the 3-D architectural model that shows what the connected and renovated buildings will look like. Take a tour of the old Annex building to hear about how this space will be transformed. Browse a photo-rich poster exhibit that explains the project, its timeline, and funding.

Fall Book Sale

The Friends of the Keene Public Library will hold their annual fall book sale on:

Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come and get 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!

Monday Night Fiction Writers

Monday, October 17, 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.

Maker Monday: Lego® Free Play

Monday, October 17, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. in the Youth Department

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.

Strategy Game Night

Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Department Story Room

Play board games with fellow enthusiasts! These board games for adults and others are a blast. We’ll provide a variety of games to play during the evening. Feel free to bring any games you'd like as well to introduce to the group. 

We will always bring several games to play, including Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Forbidden Island, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Feudal, Drakon, 7 Wonders, Munchkin, and more! 

Cookies and Coloring for Adults

Thursday, October 13, 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.

International Observe the Moon Night @ Ashuelot River Park

Saturday, October 8, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

Join members of the Keene Amateur Astronomers Club to observe the Moon.

Peter Biedermann Solo Guitar Concert

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at 7 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 evening 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.

Indie Author Day

Saturday, October 8, 2016, from 10:30 to 3 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Join us as libraries across North America host local Indie Author Day events on October 8, 2016. The event is designed to bring local writing communities together in their libraries to participate in author panels, book readings and signings, workshops, presentations, and more, including information on how to get your self-published ebook into the library catalog.

Family Dance @ your Library with Allison and Hunt Smith

Friday, October 7, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Come enjoy family-friendly contra, square, and circle dances. This is our first dance of the season, which continues through May. Allison Smith will call the dance. She is joined by Matthew Garland and Hunt Smith.