Featured Library Events

Dungeons & Dragons Beginner Session

Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Kay Fox Room

Just an impromptu Dungeons & Dragons get together for people who have little to no experience with the game. This will hopefully be an introduction to those interested in playing. Whether you've never played before or are a seasoned veteran who can lend their expertise, feel free to swing by.

Fire: Performed by the Bread and Puppet Theater

Thursday March 26 at 7 p.m. in Heberton Hall

This is a 50th anniversary revival tour of Fire (1965). Fire is composed of a series of living tableaus of daily life in a Vietnamese town that has been firebombed. The action is slow, quiet, and indelible. The show was a sensation when it was first performed in New York City in 1965, and was B&P's first show to catch the attention of festival curators in Europe, where it toured for several seasons.

Block Party: LEGO® Fun @ your library!

Monday March 23, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Youth Program Room

Have some fun with LEGO pieces at the library. We provide the bricks and you provide the imagination. This program is for kids of all ages.


Art Paper Kimono Workshop

Saturday March 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Youth Department Story Room

This intergenerational art workshop will introduce participants to something about the Japanese culture and recycling while exploring art through a unique art exhibit. Children and adults use special paper and create beautiful kimono art prints.

Magic: The Gathering Tournament

Saturday March 21, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 5 pm. in the Kay Fox Room

Come and have fun playing Magic: The Gathering in this relaxed tournament. Whether you're a seasoned veteran, intermediate player, or just starting out we'll have events for everyone. Tables will be set up for open play Magic and strategy games will be provided if you want a change of pace. Be at the library by 1:30 p.m. to register for the tournament.

Afternoon Song and Dance Party

Monday March 16, 2015 at 4 p.m. in the Youth Department Story Room

Put on your dancing shoes and join your friends in the library for an afternoon of singing and dancing to some of our best recorded music for kids. If you haven't used this collection yet, come find out what you've been missing.

Teen Tech Week: Retro Gaming Day

Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Heberton Hall

To finish up Teen Tech Week, come down to the Kay Fox Room where a number of older video game systems will be set up and everyone will have the chance to play some of their favorite games from years past. A Sega Genesis Street Fighter 2 tournament will occur and other older consoles will be available for free play including the original XBox. Food and drinks will be provided.

Teen Advisory Group Drop-in

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at noon in the Trustees Room

Are you a teen? Do you have ideas about what the library can be doing better or what services it could provide? Then please join Brantley Palmer, the new Teen Services Librarian, in the Green Room of the Keene Public Library to discuss ways to improve teen programs and collections. This is an informal meeting which will probably be held once a month to provide valuable information for the library and a great volunteer opportunity to teens. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Teen Tech Week Special Movie Screening: Underwater Dreams

Friday, March 13, 2015 at 4 p.m.

UNDERWATER DREAMS, narrated by Michael Pena, and written and directed by Mary Mazzio, chronicles the true story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build underwater robots. And go up against MIT in the process.

Homeschooling Hullabaloo: Gadgets, Gears, Bells and Whistles

Monday, March 09, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the Youth Department Story Room

Homeschooling families with children of all ages are invited to enjoy books and activities. These programs usually occur the second Monday of the month (Sept. - May) at 10 a.m.

Teen Tech Week: Open Hack Night

Monday, March 09, 2015 at 4 p.m.

In support of Teen Tech Week, teens are invited to come in and make or use any of the non-print technology in the library. This includes the 3D printer which teens will be able to use and learn during this two hour workshop. If you've ever wondered how to create fun items with a 3D printer, here's your chance! There will also be a Whack-A-Mole game program that we'll put together as a group using the Makey Makey circuits and potatoes as the sensors you hit.

Family Dance @ your library! with Kathy Torrey, Randy Kahle, and Roger Miller.

Friday March 6, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in Heberton Hall

The Keene Public Library hosts a monthly free family dance for children and audults of all ages and abilities. Family Dances started at the Keene Public Library in the summer of 2003.  Now the dances are held the first Friday of each month from November through May.  Over the years, the series has become an important library program that helps to develop early literacy skills and is fun too.