Blossoms and Windows

Featured Library Events

Otaku Guild (anime club) and Beeswax Sushi Candles

Tuesday December 23, 2014 at 3 p.m.

Watch anime, discuss, make beeswax sushi candles, enter raffle for new anime/manga, and eat snacks @ our Otaku Guild. Teens aged 12-19 welcome!

Block Party: LEGO® Fun @ your library!

Monday December 22, 2014 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.


Frozen Sing Along

Monday December 22 at 1 p.m.

Come see Disney's and sing along to Disney's animated film Frozen. Then make a craft and have a treat.

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel)  her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen. 

Teens Do It Together Crafternoon: LED Color Changing "Candle"

Friday, December 19, 2014 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Make a simple color changing light that is great for kids and adults. This LED "candle" looks beautiful in a dimly lit room, great for the holidays, and makes a pretty cool night light.

The Hampstead Stage Company Presents "A Christmas Carol"

Friday December 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Heberton Hall

The classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas comes to life during this festive live theater performance perfect for children and adults. The production invites some audience participation.

Open Hack Night

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come hack with friends! We'll gather at the local library and work on various projects, help each other solve problems and share what we do with anyone who stops by to check us out and play with squishy circuits, LittleBits, Makey-Makey, and our MakerBot 3D printer. It's a great place to come out and meet us for the first time and see what we do and have a chance to chat with us.

Game Night: Carols of Dysfunction and Other Fun Games

Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  

Play board games with fellow enthusiasts! These board games for adults and others are a blast. We’ll provide a variety of games but will focus on a specific one each meeting. 

We will have several games to play, including: Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Forbidden Island, Boggle, Ticket to Ride, Scrabble, Carcassonne, Fluxx, Can’t Stop, and more! Feel free to bring an extra copy of the featured game or introduce us to one we haven’t played before.

Nobel Readers Book Discussion Group:David Grossman's The Book of Intimate Grammar

This book discussion group is reading some classic works of literature written by authors that have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature or who we predict might someday win the prestigious award. Books available for checkout are kept behind the library's main circulation desk.

Afternoon Song and Dance Party

Monday, December 15, 2014 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.

Family Bookmaking Extravaganza

Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the Lower Level

We will create several different books that may be used as gifts for your book-loving friends and family. Please register for this on our online calendar or call 352-0157.

Poetry Out Loud Introductory Work Session

Monday December 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Kay Fox Room

Come find out about the library's annual Poetry Out Loud competition! The information session will provide detailed information about the program. The Keene Public Library's competition is open to high school students in grades 9-12 who are either home schooled or attending a non-participating high school. You can register for this opportunity through our online calendar or by calling 352-0157.

MakerBot and Tinkercad Studio

Wednesday Dec. 10, Monday Dec. 15, and Monday Dec. 22 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Curious about what a 3D printer is? Stop by one of our weekly Labs, see it in action and ask the librarian questions. Sign up for a Lab and we'll show you how to use the printer, and the basics of how to find and download something to make. You'll learn the basics of Tinkercad to design, modify or download a 3-D model and print using our MakerBot 3D Printer.