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Featured Library Events

Happy Birthday Benjamin Franklin: Hands-on Science and Book Activities

Saturday, January 14, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Come check out our science activities and exhibits in the Youth Department all day!  

Special Events

10 a.m. Who Was Ben Franklin Storytime 

11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Ben and Me Screening (Walt Disney, 1953, 21 minutes, animated)

New Gadget Drop-In Help

Tuesday, January 10, 2-3:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, January 17, 2-3:30 p.m.

Do you have a new tablet, smartphone, or ebook reader that needs setting up? How about an old gadget you still have questions about? Come to a Drop-In Help Session at the library! We can help you set up your device and learn some basic navigation and operating skills. No registration necessary! Sessions will be held Tuesday, January 10, from 2 - 3:30 p.m. and Tuesday, January 17, from 2-3:30 p.m. Can't make one of the sessions?

Saturday Play Date

Saturday, December 31 from 10:30 to noon in the Youth Department Story Room

Come play with our blocks and other fun and education toys and learning tools. For families with young children ages birth - 5 years old not yet in Kindergarten. Drop in anytime during our open playtime featuring creative and explorative play. Perfect for families that work during the week.

Hogwarts Holiday Celebration

Saturday, December 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This party is for all ages (grown-up Muggles too!) and costumes are encouraged, but not required.

If you've read the Harry Potter books, you know that for those who stay at Hogwarts for the Christmas holidays, enchantment and extravagance await. This year, all muggles and magical beings are invited to the special festivities. The Keene Public Library is hosting a magical afternoon of crafts and activities for all ages. Join us for spellbinding fun, including but not limited to:

* Activities and Crafts

Saturday Stress Buster Coloring and Puzzle Party

Saturday, December 31, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Green Room and the Trustees Room

At this monthly weekend coloring gathering, we’re all about the calm (and the happy)! Bring a buddy, colors, and coloring books. We will provide coloring pages, colored pencils, crayons,, and puzzles!

Family Dance @ your Library! with Brendan Taaffe and Nate Paine

Friday, January 6, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Come enjoy family-friendly contra, square, and circle dances. This dance series continues the first Friday of the month, every month through May.

Messy Art: Fun for Toddlers and Preschool Children

Monday, December 19, 2016, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Kay Fox Room

Messy art allows children to experience water, paint, sand, and many other sensory activities. The goal is to create an environment that helps develop fine motor skills, eye and hand coordination, and imagination. The program is geared for those 1-5 and their families.

Maker Monday: Lego® Free Play

Monday, December 16, 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.

CANCELED Hogwarts Holiday Celebration

Because of the weather forecast, we are postponing this event to Sat., Dec. 31st. It will now also include a New Year's Noon Day Celebration!!

This party is for all ages (grown-up Muggles too!) and costumes are encouraged, but not required.

Today's Messy Art program is canceled

This program has been canceled due to the weather. Please join us on Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. for another Messy Art program. For more information, please call the library's Youth Department at 603-352-0157.

Shake, Rattle & Roll

Thursday, December 15, 2016, at 10 a.m. in the Youth Dept. Story Room

Join us for a program full of songs, dance and games around our parachute. For parents/caregivers with children ages 18 months old to 3 1/2 years old.

Saturday Play Date

Saturday, November 26, 2016, 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Kay Fox Room

For families with young children ages birth - 5 years old. Drop in anytime during our open playtime featuring creative and explorative play. Perfect for families that work during the week.