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Featured Library Events

Ladybug Picture Book Award Book Festival

Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Free Fun, Free Food, and Free Books for Preschoolers Through 3rd Grade 

This family event is a celebration of reading and books! Plus, it's an opportunity to vote and participate in the selection of the 2014 Ladybug Picture Book Award Winner. 

The Ladybug Picture Book Award is a N.H. Readers Choice Award. Come explore these ten books and vote for your favorite.

Do It Together Crafternoon: Hedgehog Book Folding

Friday, November 21, 2014 from 3 p.m. to  5 p.m. in the Middle Grade Area

Middle school kids are invited to learn how to make a cute hedgehog by folding the pages of a book while the pages are still bound together.

Minecraft Meetup

Friday November 21, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Youth Department

Are you addicted to Minecraft? Want company while you are playing? Come to our special Minecraft meet up! We will talk tips, strategy, and how we can play together at the library! A minecraft account isn't required. For ages 10-15.

Strategy Game Night: Munchins

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the Kay Fox Room

Play board games with fellow enthusiasts! These board games for adults and others are a blast. We’ll provide a variety of games but will focus on a specific one each meeting. 

We will have several games to play, including: Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Forbidden Island, Boggle, Ticket to Ride, Scrabble, Carcassonne, Fluxx, Can’t Stop, and more! Feel free to bring an extra copy of the featured game or introduce us to one we haven’t played before.

Affordable Health Care Act Information Drop In Office Hours

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the Trusteees Room

Have you had difficulty signing up for Affordable Care? A certified Marketplace Assister will be on-site to help you through the process. Stop by for an informal conversation.

Can't stop by? Call 1-866-476-1321 or email getcoverednh@ppnne.org to setup an appointment to learn about your health care options.

Afternoon Song and Dance Party

Monday November 17, 2014 at 4 p.m. in the Youth Department

Put on your dancing shoes and join your friends in the library for an afternoon of singing and dancing to the music of Music Together leader Nancy Salwen and some of our best recorded music for kids. If you haven't used this collection yet, come find out what you've been missing.

International Games Day

Saturday November 14, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Lower Level

Read, learn, play during International Games Day @ your library.

Looking for a place to hang out and have fun with your friends or family? Drop in anytime for the fun. We are hosting special game programs and events to celebrate our national love of video and board games.

Nutting Party with Samantha and Nellie: Two Victorian American Girls

Girls age seven to eleven can come dressed in their finest to the Horatio Colony House Museum (199 Main Street) and learn all about what it meant to be an American girl growing up in 1904 at our annual Victorian Tea Party. Learn about tea parties and nutting parties, take a tour of the historic Horatio House, and have fun making a Victorian craft. Don't forget to bring your favorite doll or stuffed animal. The museum is not fully handicapped accessible. If you have special dietary or programming needs, please call the library at 603-352-0157 to discuss possible accommodations.

Tips on Writing and Publishing Your Novel with Ben Robertson

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 4 p.m. in the Trustees Room

Local writer and actor Ben Robertson tips based on his experiences writing and publishing his book "The Last Generation," which he published in October. His novel is set in Greenland during the Norse Colony in the year 1501 and features a teenage girl and her adoptive brother who set sail for the New World.

Lunch @ your Library: The Creative Mind at Work & Play -- Katherine Dimancescu

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at noon in the Trustees Room

Bring your own lunch and listen to a local maker/craftsperson/artist talk about his or her work. Come hear writer and independent scholar Katherine Dimancescu and talk about the creative process over lunch. Coffee, tea, and lemonade will be provided.

Nobel Readers Book Discussion Group: The Book of Intimate Grammar by David Grossman

This evening's discussion canceled. The discussion is rescheduled for Dec. 16

This book discussion group is reading some 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. For information about this book group  please contact Gail Zachariah at 603-352-0157.

Family Dance with Amy Cann

Friday November 7, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in Heberton Hall

The dance is part of a series of dances held the first Friday of the month from September through May at the Keene Public Library’s Heberton Hall (formerly the Masonic Building). Amy Cann of Westminster West, Vermont will be the featured caller. Dances will include traditional contras, squares and circle dances of New England as well as singing squares, play-party games from around the world, and modern contras. The evening ends at 8:30 p.m. and includes live music and free refreshments.