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Featured Library Events

Open Hack Night

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Come hack with friends! During an Open Hack Night, you're encouraged to come and work with others to do any kind of making. If you're interested in learning how to use the 3D printer or any other piece of technology in the library, this is the place to come.

Keene Chautauqua -- MLK Jr. and Malcolm X

Thurs. Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. in Heberton Hall

This year, our Chautauqua continues the community dialogue begun this summer when the library hosted the exhibit “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963.” 

Escape the Ordinary Lunch Break: Belize

Thursday, August 27, 2015 at noon

Today Cliff Lerner share his experiences in Belize. This is the last of a summer series of curated conversations with local travelers is an opportunity to explore places and peoples of the world. Bring your own lunch and join in the discussion every Thursday from June 18 through August 27. Coffee, tea, and lemonade will be provided. 

Chautauqua Book Discussion -- Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Horatio Colony House Museum

"Where Do We Go From Here" is King's fourth and last book. In it he looks back at the civil rights struggle of the 1950s and 1960s and discusses the question of what African-Americans should do with their new, dearly fought for freedoms found in laws such as the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Parking is at the rear of St. Bernard's Church adjacent to the museum. Books will be available and will be kept behind the library's main circulation desk.  

Chautauqua Book Discussion -- The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Horatio Colony House Museum

Join us for a discussion obof Malcolm X's autobiography. In the book, the Black leader with assistance discusses his political philosophy and reveals details of his life, shedding light on the ideas that enabled him to gain the allegiance of a still growing percentage of the Black population.

Parking is at the rear of St. Bernard's Church adjacent to the museum. Books will be available and will be kept behind the library's main circulation desk. 

A Century of State Wide Land Preservation

Wednesday September 2, 2015 at 7 p.m. in Heberton Hall

Dave Anderson, Director of Education and Volunteer Services for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, offers a look back at the history of forest protection in New Hampshire. Dave guides field trips on conservation land statewide while teaching about forest ecology, wildlife ecology, forest stewardship and land conservation to introduce both life-long residents and visitors alike to protection and management of New Hampshire forests, farms and open space.

Make, Craft, Create: Adult Craft Night -- God’s Eye Trees

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 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.

Called To Action: Jonathan Daniels and the Teenagers Who Fought for Civil Rights

Tuesday August 25, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium

Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace will discuss the research for their upcoming biography titled “Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Justice,” with particular emphasis on their new interviews with teenagers he worked with in Alabama. Those African American men and women are now approaching age 70.

Family Make Night

Wednesday August 19, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Enjoying working on projects together with your family? Join us for our monthly Family Make Night! Families will work together to construct, build, and design. Tonight we'll work on back to school circuit notebooks and learn about our 3D printer too,

Back to School Ice Cream and Cookie Party

Saturday, August 22 2015 at noon

Be a smart cookie. Come celebrate the start of a new school year at our FREE ice cream and cookie party. Students of all ages are invited to stop by for treats, games, and crafts. Parents and children also can sign up for a free library card.

Butterfly Heroes

Tuesday August 11 at 1 p.m.

Butterfly Heroes takes a look at interesting features of local butterflies, and how to bring them into our back yards. Children learn how to maintain butterfly habitat, including growing butterfly gardens. They will learn about wing symmetry, defense mechanisms, and interesting butterfly behavior. Participants will take a look at the amazing Monarch migration to Mexico, with photos of Monarch butterflies clustering by the thousands in Oyamel Fir trees in the mountains of Michoacan. The program concludes with a wonderful butterfly tee shirt craft.

Swimmy and The Swimmer: Two Puppet Shows

Tuesday August 18, 2015 at 1 p.m.

In Leo Lionni’s classic children’s story, Swimmy, a little black fish in a school of red fish becomes a hero when he hatches a plan that helps the red fish overcome their natural enemies. Vermont's PuppeTree brings this Caldecott Honor Book to life with shadow puppets and stunning animation.