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Featured Library Events

Messy Art: Fun for Toddlers and Preschool Children

Monday, November 28, 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.

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.

Saturday Stress Buster Coloring Party

Saturday, November 26, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Green 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, and crayons!

International Games Day

Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Keene Public Library will join over a thousand libraries around the world on November 19, 2016, for the ninth annual celebration of gaming in libraries – International Games Day @ Your Library. We will offer special gaming programs and events suitable for the whole family.  Drop in anytime for the fun. A special all ages Super Smash Bros. tournament will satart at 11 a.m. But participants need to sign up at 10:30 a.m. to play in the tournament.

Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park Service

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 6 30 p.m. in the Auditorium

Join Steve Farrar in a centennial birthday celebration of our national parks system and a brief tour of some of the newer parks you may not have heard of! Steve has visited all 50 states and 54 (out of 59) national parks!

Strategy Game Night

Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Department Story Room

Play board games with fellow enthusiasts! These board games for adults and others are a blast. We’ll provide a variety of games to play during the evening. Feel free to bring any games you'd like as well to introduce to the group. 

We will always bring several games to play, including Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Forbidden Island, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Feudal, Drakon, 7 Wonders, Munchkin, and more! 

Cookies and Coloring for Adults

Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. in the Green 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.

Open Play Games @ Your Library

Thursday, November 10, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the Kay Fox Meeting Room

Come play games with friends. Open Play is all gaming!  And, gaming of any kind; whether it is board games, card games, video games, big games, role-playing games, or any other kind of game you can imagine, we'll play it.  Each week, we'll provide a different variety of games for you to play; we welcome you to bring in your own games to share with the group.  

Open Play Games @ Your Library Open Play is just that. It is all gaming! And, gaming of any kind; whether it is board games, card games, video games, big games, role-playi

Thursday, November 10, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the Kay Fox Meeting Room

Come play games with friends. Open Play is all gaming!  And, gaming of any kind; whether it is board games, card games, video games, big games, role-playing games, or any other kind of game you can imagine, we'll play it.  Each week, we'll provide a different variety of games for you to play; we welcome you to bring in your own games to share with the group.  

Ladybug Book Family Literacy Festival

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kay Fox Meeting Room

Free Fun, Free Food, and Free Books for Preschoolers Through 3rd Grade Children.

This family event is a celebration of reading and books! Plus, it is an opportunity to vote and participate in the selection of the 2016 Ladybug Picture Book Award Winner. The Ladybug Picture Book Award is an N.H. Readers Choice Award. Come explore these ten books and vote for your favorite.

 

Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting

Friday, November 4, 2016, at 1 p.m. in the Youth Department

Drop-in Knitting and Crocheting is for adults and kids. Whether you’re new to knitting or an old pro, this club is for you. Bring a project that you are working on, or one that you would like help with.  Assistance is available for those wishing to learn new skills or to improve existing ones. 

Family Dance @ your Library! -- Brendan Taaffe and Shirley White

Friday, November 4, 2016, at 6:30 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.