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Featured Library Events

The Art of Violin Making: An evening with Hunt Smith

Tuesday April 22, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Hunt Smith will present a program on how he makes violins. He brings to the violin world more than 40 years’ experience in the fine, decorative, and performing arts. He is a respected maritime artist, a skilled fiddler, and he has done restoration work for some major museums in this country, such as the Los Angeles County Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, and the White House. Smith is currently engaged in the making and restoration of violins and violas.

Dia (Diversity in Action) Book and Activity Club

Monday April 22 at 10:00 a.m.; Tuesday April 23 at 10:00 a.m.; Wednesday April 30 at 4:00 p.m.

As the nation’s population continues to become more diverse, the Keene Public Library will join libraries across the country in celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day).  The library will showcase a variety of multicultural programs and services for children and family starting April 21 and continuing through April 30.

The Hourglass Readers Present: An Ideal Husband

Saturday April 19, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

decorative imageA tender love story, a serpentine villainess, a glittering setting in London society and a shower of witticisms are only a few of the reasons this Oscar Wilde play has enjoyed hugely successful revivals in London and New York.

The Hourglass Readers is dedicated to performing readings of classical works in abridged versions  allowing actors and audiences to explore works not often performed.

Otaku Guild (anime club)

Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.

Watch anime, discuss, make origami, enter raffle for new anime/manga, and eat snacks @ Otaku Guild

MineCraft Meetup

Wednesday April 16, 2014 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Youth Department

Are you addicted to Minecraft? Want company while you are playing? Come to our special Minecraft meet up! We will talk tips, strategy and how we can play together at the library! 

Please show up at 1:30 p.m. We will end with free play so bring your own computer or Minecraft account information.

For ages 10-15.

Nobel Readers Book Discussion Group: Gabriiel Mistra, T.S. Eliot, and Jaroslav Siefert

Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Green Room

This month is National Poetry Month and we are reading selected works by Gabriel Mistra, T.S. Eliot, and Jaroslav Siefert. Mistra who was awarded the prize in 1945 'for her lyric poetry, which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspiration s of the entire Latin American world.'  T.S.

Edible Book Contest

Monday April 14, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Trustee's Room

It's the start of National Library Week and what better way to celebrate libraries than to eat your words by creating the tastiest books you've ever seen.  Local cooks of all ages are invited to enter a tasty edible book. The only requirements are that entries must be edible and must relate to a book in some fashion. Participants will take a book title, literary theme, a pun, a famous quote from a book and create an entirely edible food sensation.

Afternoon Song and Dance Party

Monday April 14, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the Youth Program 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.

Why Ukraine Matters

Tuesday April 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Political hot spots don't normally spontaneously erupt.  Get an historical, economic , cultural and political  background on Ukraine. Robin Picard, a Peace Corps Volunteer who was evacuated out of the country on 23 February will also share a brief overview of the Peace Corps and the work they are doing in Ukraine and around the world.

Meet Children's Book Author and Editor Andrea Davis Pinkney

Thursday April 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Andrea Davis Pinkney is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of more than thirty books for children and young adults, including picture books, novels, works of historical fiction and nonfiction. 

International Tabletop Day

Saturday April 5, 2014 from11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Youth Department

Bring your family and friends and play one of our tabletop games!

Family Dance @ your library! with Brendan Taaffe and Randy Miller

Friday April 4, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Heberton Hall

The Keene Public Library hosts a monthly free family dance for children and adults 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.