Magazine Room

Featured Library Events

Chautauqua Book Discussion: (Re)Presenting Wilma Rudolph

Wednesday, August 24 at 7 p.m. at the Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main St.
The 2016 Keene Chautauqua's theme is Activist Athletes with historic impersonations of Paul Robeson and Wilma Rudolph. For this book discussion, we will read '(Re)Presenting Wilma Rudolph' by Rita Liberti.

Insightful Storytime and Art Reception

Thursday, August 25, 2016, at 11 a.m. in the Youth Dept.

Come enjoy an intergenerational story program featuring braille and an art activity. This special event is in conjunction with a special art exhibit called "Insightful!" featuring highly tactile, high contrast work from the League of N.H. Craftsmen and the N.H. Association for the Blind. During the program, some of the creators of the artwork will be here to meet with. Sighted and visually impaired visitors are especially encouraged to interact with the work through touch.

Yoga @ your Library!

Monday, August 22, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kay Fox Meeting Room

Yoga @ your library is a beginner level yoga class for adults and teens. No experience is required. A certified instructor will guide participants through the 60-minute session that includes strength building a body-balancing workout and a quick cool down. Like all library programs the class is free of charge! Yoga mats are available for use during the class or you can bring your own.

Maker Monday: Lego® Free Play

Monday, August 22, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. in the Youth Dept. Story Room

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. Activities are geared for school aged kids ages 5 and up.

Saturday Morning Cartoons & Cereal

Saturday, August 20, 2016, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Auditorium

Each Saturday this summer we are serving up free cereal and cartoons. Breakfast will include cereals, milk, and bread. This is an all age event.

Friday Family Flicks: Finding Nemo

Friday, August 19, 2016, at 1 p.m. in the Keene Public Library Auditorium    

The wizards at Pixar take us under the sea to the world of clownfish Marlin and his son Nemo. When the defiant Nemo takes off from his dad and gets captured by a tropical fish seeker he finds himself stuck in a fishbowl in a dentist’s office. Marlin and his well-meaning, but wacky, friend Dory embark on an epic journey to find his son.

Rated G

Terrific Tuesday: Picnics and Watermelon

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at 1 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Come enjoy stories about picnics and watermelons, crafts and activities, and then enjoy some watermelon with friends.

Kindle Ebook Class

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at 10 a.m. in the Trustees Room

Do you have a Kindle? Would you like to learn how to download our ebooks? Sign up for a class! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Call 757-1838 to sign up or for more information. A Keene Public Library card is required to access our ebook collection.

Cookies and Coloring for Adults

Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. in the Trustees 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.

Maker Monday: Makey Makey Games

Monday, August 15, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. in the Youth Department

Drop by to tinker, explore, and build at the library! Activities are geared for school aged kids ages 5 and up.

Mysteries, Puzzles, and Mind Twisters: Stories to Ponder and Play presented by Rona Leventhal

Friday, August 12, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Department

How can you twist words meant to be your demise into saving your life? What are the clues that the wise judge uses to solve the crime? What mysterious things happen when your journey takes you to unexpected places? Join award-winning storyteller Rona Leventhal as she spins tales of mysterious shapeshifters, mind plays, and creative solutions to problems that will leave you pondering the stories for days!

Tablet Ebook Class

Monday, August 15, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. in the Trustees Room

Do you have an iPad, Nexus, Nook, Galaxy, Kobo, or other type of tablet? Would you like to learn how to download our ebooks? Sign up for a class! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Call 757-1838 to sign up or for more information. A Keene Public Library card is required to access our ebook collection.