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Featured Library Events

Astronomy Circa 2020 with Jeff McClintock, Harvard Univ.

Tuesday March 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium

Join Senior Astrophysicist Jeff McClintock for a preview of the Giant Magellan Telescope. This cathedral-sized telescope perched on a Chilean mountaintop will, like Star Trek's Enterprise, take us where no one has gone before. Stunning developments in optics technology will deliver images 10 times sharper than those of the Hubble Space Telescope, allowing us to explore other earths, the first stars, black holes and the origin of our Universe.

Otaku Guild (anime club)

Tuesday March 3, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the Auditorium 

Watch anime, discuss, make origami, enter raffle for new anime/manga, and eat snacks @ Otaku Guild.

The Day We Found The Universe with Marcia Bartusiak, MIT

Tuesday February 24, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium

On January 1, 1925, thirty-five-year-old Edwin Hubble announced findings that ultimately established that our universe was a thousand trillion times larger than previously believed, filled with myriad galaxies like our own. It was a realization that reshaped how humans understood their place in the cosmos. Six years later, continuing research by Hubble and others forced Albert Einstein to renounce his own cosmic model and finally accept the astonishing fact that the universe was not immobile but instead expanding.

What's for Lunch @ your Library! with Craig Thompson

Thursday February 26, 2015 at noon in Heberton Hall

The Keene Public Library invites community members to bring a lunch the last Thursday of the month at noon September 29 through May 28 and listen to a local food producer talk about his or her work and share taste samples of the finished product.

Young Makers Camp

Monday February 23 through Friday February 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Have fun learn the basics of circuitry, crafting, and engineering. For kids at least 8-years-old.

Super Smash Brothers Wii U Tournament

Saturday February 21, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Put your Super Smash Bros. skills to the test in this tournament of champions!

Explore! Ice Worlds!

Monday February 23 through Friday February 27 from 10 a.m. to noon

Kids ages 8 and are invited to discover our most precious resource — water — in its frozen form through hands on activities and scientific investigations.  

Do It Together Crafternoon: Lip Balm

Friday Feb. 20, 2015 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Middle Grade Area

Come make your own natural lip balm using beeswax and essential oils and keep your lips happy during this cold winter. This activity is a teen/tween activity and we will meet in the library's Middle Grade Area in the Youth Department.

Open Hack Night

Wed. Feb. 18, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come hack with friends! We'll gather at the local library and work on various projects, help each other solve problems and share what we do with anyone who stops by to check us out.

A Hack Night is a safe space event that brings together an interdisciplinary group of community makers of all ages and abilities to meet and work on a variety projects. It's also a good time to learn more about the library's 3D printer and how you can use it.

Painting the Sky: The Northern Lights with Alexa Halford, Dartmouth College

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium

The Northern lights have fascinated humanity from our beginnings inspiring everything from literature to architecture and scientific pursuits. These lights are perhaps the most visible and beautiful displays of space weather described by fellow guest lecture Dr. Sarah McGregor. We’ll look into the lore of the aurora and how it how it has been scientifically studied.

Nobel Readers Book Discussion Group: Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Green Room

This book discussion group is reading classic works of literature written by authors that have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature or who we predict might someday win the prestigious award. Books available for checkout are kept behind the library's main circulation desk. 

Teen Advisory Group Drop-in

Saturday February 14, 2015 at noon 

Are you a teen? Do you have ideas about what the library can be doing better or what services it could provide? Then please join Brantley Palmer, the new Teen Services Librarian, in the Green Room of the Keene Public Library to discuss ways to improve teen programs and collections. This is an informal meeting which will probably be held once a month to provide valuable information for the library and a great volunteer opportunity to teens. Snacks and beverages will be provided.