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Featured Library Events

Family Dance @ your Library

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

Come enjoy family-friendly contra, square, and circle dances. This is our final dance of the season and it will have a maypole dance! Allison Smith will call the dance. She is joined by Hunt Smith on the fiddle and Hillaire Wilder on the piano.

The Art and Craft of Making Potpourri

Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Kay Fox Meeting Room

Come learn about the ancient art and craft of making potpourri in this workshop. You'll be introduced to the elements that go into a potpourri, and get some tips for designing a pleasing fragrance. Curing techniques, and how to create a long lasting blend will also be discussed. Participants will actually create their own unique mixture to take home for curing and enjoying. A list of resources and suppliers, as well as notes on the creation of a pleasing scent, will be available.

Paul Hertneky "RUST BELT BOY: Stories from an American Childhood"

Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 6 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Just like the mill towns of New England that preceded them, the steel towns of the Rust Belt have set loose a diaspora that spreads across the country.  Rust Belt Boy: Stories of an American Childhood  portrays a moment in time: the last gasp of the industrial north where European immigrants had raised families and built communities and cities but saw the end of their way of life looming on the horizon. 

Make, Craft, Create: Adult Craft Night --Origami Stars

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the Trustees Room

Come Make, Craft, Create in a friendly and supportive group on the first Tuesday of the month.

International Tabletop Day

Saturday, April 30, 2016 

Bring your family and friends and play one of our tabletop games! Get into modern board gaming with the Keene Public Library this Saturday, anytime from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. International Tabletop Day celebrates playing board games of all kind. The library has a great collection of games including Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, and others. All ages and skill levels welcome. 

Star Wars Day

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May the Fourth be with you! This Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, is Star Wars Day! Starting at 3:30 p.m., there will be a variety of programs celebrating everything Star Wars:

A screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars crafts and other activities until the library closes at 9 p.m.

Rainbow Garden Story Performance with Michael Caduto

Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 2 p.m.

N.H. storyteller Michael Caduto presents songs, stories, and dance from several different cultures are used to present a picture of humankind as a cultural garden--a rich, interesting and exciting variety of peoples. Participants are encouraged to realize the value and importance of approaching cross-cultural relationships with tolerance, understanding, and appreciation. Emphasis is placed on the fact that we are all native to some region(s) of the world, and that our roots reach out and mingle in the fertile soil of humanity.

Beethoven's Wig featuring Richard Perlmutter

Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 7 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Renowned family musician Richard Perlmutter sings and performs the music of Beethoven's Wig on piano, classical guitar, and mandolin. Hailed as opening the door to "serious music" in a way that's fun, Beethoven's Wig is now the most honored musical group in family entertainment.

Harry Potter Movie Marathon

During school vacation week, we will show all eight of the Harry Potter movies. Come watch a movie or two, make a Harry Potter craft, and enjoy popcorn with friends.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Monday, April 18, 2016, at 1 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Monday, April 18, 2016, at 3 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 1 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 3:30 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Wednesday, April 20, at 1 p.m.

Cookies and Coloring for Adults

Thursday, April 14, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. to  2:30 p.m. in the Kay Fox 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.

The Bard's Film Series: Taming of the Shrew

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at 7 p.m.

Franco Zeffirelli's adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew is a zesty version of the classic comedy, highlighted by performances by Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and Nino Rota's score. Instead of simply filming a play, Zeffirelli turned Shakespeare's text into a lively, cinematic movie, with sweeping sets and cinematography.