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Featured Library Events

Let Freedom Sing: Music of the Abolitionists with The Proper Ladies

Thursday July 9 at 7 p.m.

From the rousing abolition song "Get off the Track" to the poignant refrain of "The Vacant Chair," The Proper Ladies recreate moments from this turbulent time, bringing them to life through music. The repertoire features "John Brown’s Body," (as originally heard and published in Boston) sung as a medley with the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." To celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation, The Proper Ladies will include special verses to "John Brown’s Body" by N.H.

The People Could Fly: Songs, Stories & Drama from the African American Exprience

Tuesday July 7 at 1 p.m.

Come join our celebraton of African American History.through stories and songs with costumes and instruments and storyteller Mary Jo Maichack. This event for children ages five and up or younger with parental supervision, features “The People Could Fly,” an empowering tale of slaves who find wings; “Little Daughter,” who sings her way out of the wolf’s woods; “The Talkin’ Cooter,” riddle tale of freedom told with fiddling turtle (MJ fiddles); “Mm, Mm, Mm, Martin Luther King,” catchy story poem of the man’s life by C. Blake-Alston.

Victorian Voices: Fun & Games

Thursday July 9 at 3:30 p.m. at the Horatio Colony House Museum

Terrific Tuesdays: Super Animals

Tuesday June 30, 2015 at 1 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Who can hold their breath for four months? Who can survive freezing solid? Who can see a cricket from 100 yards away? Find out in this engaging and exciting program from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. The Museum will bring live animals, active storytelling, touchable artifacts and interactive demonstrations to explore the super-human world of animals in our own back yards. Registration is not required. Terrific Tuesdays takes place each Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. during our summer reading program.

Saturday Morning Cartoons and Cereal

Saturday June 27 through August 15, 2015; 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the Audiorium

The Summer Reading Program continues with this special Saturday Morning Cartoons and Cereal event! We're keeping the theme of heroes going as we'll watch some of your favorite superhero cartoons during the screening. We'll bring the cereal and milk too so it'll be just like when you were a kid. Speaking of, bring the kids along because this is an all ages event.

Block Party: LEGO® Fun @ your library!

Monday  June 29 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.


Summer Toddler and Two-Times

Friday June 26, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the Youth Department Story Room

Once baby is walking, join this active baby and toddler program for baby and parent or care provider. We’ll share books, rhymes, music, fun finger plays, puppets, and get-up-and-move activities. At the end of the program, there will be a playtime when parents and caregivers share books, puzzles, or other early literacy activities with their toddlers. Our summer toddler storytimes series is a drop-in six-week series, which runs through the month of July.

Summer Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the Youth Dept. Storyroom

Preschool storytimes are geared towards pre-kindergarteners ages 3 to 5 years-of-age who can sit and listen to short stories, and participate in simple songs and rhymes. Storytime will always include read-aloud stories and fingerplays and may include poems, music, dramatic play, and crafts. Our summer storytimes series is a drop-in six-week series through July. 

Changing America Exhibit Opening Reception

Wednesday June 24 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Kay Fox Meeting Room

Please join the Keene Public Library for education and entertainment at the opening reception of the Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963 Exhibit. Keene State American Studies Professor Dr. Michael Antonucci presents a guided walks through the exhibit during a reception hosted by the City of Keene's Martin Luther King, Jr. / Jonathan Daniels Committee.

Terrific Tuesdays: High Flying Heroes

Tuesday June 23 at 1 p.m. in Heberton Hall

How does flight work? Who are the pioneering high flying heroes in the history of aviation? Why does a kite fly through the air? These questions and more will be answered in this summer’s library outreach program from the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire. A museum educator will lead children in a hands-on, exciting, informative and startling science filled presentation. Watch as a real Bernoulli blower makes objects hover in the air, build and test paper flying contraptions and make a lunch sack kite to take home and fly!

Hercules and the Heroes: Greek Mythology for Kids performed by the Hampstead Stage Co.

Saturday June 20, 2015 at 1 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Let Epictitus, the mask-maker, and Ovid, the poet, take you on a journey of the imagination, as you explore the ancient Greek heroes! Follow Greece’s greatest hero, Hercules, on his many adventures, as he battles mythological creatures and warriors. Through mask work, poetry, and swordplay, you will discover the early stories of Greece.

Superhero Breakfast and Summer Reading Kick-Off

Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to  - 11 a.m. in Heberton Hall

Kids (and parents) can dress up as their favorite superhero and enjoy a super breakfast before registering for our Summer Reading and Learning Programs and eight weeks of exciting events. The breakfast is free but supplies may be limited. We will be serving eggs, potatoes, french toast, oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, bagels, juice, milk, coffee, and tea.