The Keene Public Library announces that the musical group Too Human will be offering a free public performance on the library’s lawn on Saturday August 23 at 2 p.m.. Gail Zachariah, Head of Community Services at the Keene Public Library invites the community to come a little early for ice cream and brownies before the show.
Come make an instrument or two with our Maker Corps interns.
Toy hacking is a creative reverse engineering project. At this challenge you'll learn how something works by taking it apart - then remaking it. In the process you'll learn how circuits work, circuit bending, and more! This activity is designed for young Makers ages 8 through 12 and their families.
Dads, moms, and kids are invited for a special Bedtime Math pajama party and storytime. Children can put on their pajamas (optional) and come make their own dominoes, solve tangram puzzles and participate in other math games. Families that participated in the Keene Public Library's Summer of Numbers should bring their sticker sheet for a special prize.
BedtimeMath.org is a New Jersey-based non-profit that delivers daily math problems via email for parents to share with their children ages 5-9.
Come learn how to use your own telescope or the libray's telescope to see objects in the night sky. If you've thought about checking out our telescope but haven't yet please consider this hands-on presentation to learn about our Orion StarBlast telescope and what you can do with it. You will practice looking through finder scope and the eye piece. You will be introduced to sky charts graphs the planisphere and websites so that you can discover what is in the sky right now.
The Keene Public Library invites families to an evening of stories and songs presented by Mary Jo Maichack on Friday August 15 at 6:30 p.m. Families are encourage to come early before the library closes at 6 p.m. and do a science or craft activity. Families can also come at 6:30 p.m. and enjoy the presentation. Light refreshments will be served.
Listen to stories about young architects and inventors. Design a building or create a contraption.
Terrific Tuesdays takes place each Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. during our summer reading program. Each week there is a different special event designed for kids that are approximately aged five and up. Younger children are welcome to attend with an adult.
Come Make, Craft, Create in a friendly and supportive group on the first Tuesday of the month.
The Keene Public Library invites teens ages 12-19 to a free four-part workshop series on simple electronic circuitry and sewing, Thursdays at 2 p.m., July 31 to August 21. This workshop series will explore crafting techniques using electronic components combined with sewing, fabrics, and more! Sew circuits with conductive thread to add blinker lights to your clothes, stuffed animal or some other cloth. If you’re interested in interactive toys, smart accessories, or light-up fashions, this program is for you!
The Keene Public Library is pleased to announce their participation in the Nationwide Teen Library Lock-in on Friday August 1, 2014. Keene teens, along with teens throughout the nation, will come together and enjoy a night they will not soon forget. The event at the Keene Public Library starts at 6 p.m. Participants can either leave the event at 9 p.m. or at 11 p.m.
Libraries across the U.S.A. will meet virtually, play, and have a blast on August 1, 2014. The lock-in is in its 4th year with libraries as far away as Alaska participating.
Join members of the Keene Amateur Astronomers Club and check out the night sky. There is no need to bring a telescope. This event should last about one hour but it depends of the cooperation of the sky and weather.
Join members of the Keene Amateur Astronomers Club at Ashuelot River Park on West Street to observe the Moon and the stars. Depending of the cooperation of the clouds, we should see some objects in the sky. A representative from the Keene Amateur Astronomy will be your tour guide.